Peshkin's research focuses on the interaction of people with automation. He is an inventor of Cobots, robots that work closely with human workers, and also of methods in image guided surgery and other human-factors-aware technology. Not a wholly different skillset, he has been pursuing a long-running experiment-measure-improve cycle to find how to get students to vote. The "Northwestern method" is now a recognized national benchmark.
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Demonstrates strength of voting follow-through when college students are encouraged to vote in their home states.