First, Shelley sped around controlled by the physics-based autonomous system, pre-loaded with set information about the course and conditions. When compared on the same course during 10 consecutive trials, Shelley and a skilled amateur driver generated comparable lap times. Then, the researchers loaded Niki with their new neural network system. Gerdes, MD, is an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology and Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also Chief Medical Officer for Practice Development and the CHOP Newborn Care Network.