Autonomous

Acar – the Electric “All-Rounder”

Acar – the Electric “All-Rounder”

Aug 21, 2017 @ 18:49 | An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. They will present their new prototype to […]

Space Robot Technology can Help Autonomous Vehicles Here at Home

Space Robot Technology can Help Autonomous Vehicles Here at Home

​By Sarah Derouin | Jul 21, 2017 @ 12:50 | Space robots traveling through space, hauling debris, and exploring distant asteroids, may hold the key to problems facing drones and autonomous cars on Earth. The key to making fleets of self-driving cars and grocery delivery by drones might be found in an unlikely source: autonomous space […]

New Algorithm, Metrics Improve Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ Energy Efficiency

New Algorithm, Metrics Improve Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ Energy Efficiency

Jul 21, 2017 @ 05:29 | Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better. AUVs such as underwater gliders are valuable research tools limited primarily by their energy budget – every bit of battery power […]

Self-Driving Cars May Soon be Able to Make Moral and Ethical Decisions as Humans Do

Self-Driving Cars May Soon be Able to Make Moral and Ethical Decisions as Humans Do

A ground-breaking new study challenges the assumption that moral decisions are strongly context dependent and cannot be modeled or described algorithmically, finding that human behavior in dilemma situations can be modeled by a simple value-of-life-based model. The research suggests that human moral behavior can be well-described by algorithms and used by machines to manage moral […]

Virginia Tech Receives Autonomous Vehicles Driving Simulator

Virginia Tech Receives Autonomous Vehicles Driving Simulator

May 27, 2017 @ 13:17 | Virginia Tech’s newest laboratory, the Autonomous Systems and Intelligent Machines (ASIM) lab, is home to a tiny town with Autonomous robotic vehicles and a full-sized smart car. The lab will provide data-driven, scientific insight into how people interact with automated vehicle systems — a crucial new element to the real-world […]

Prevents Autonomous Vehicles From Hacking

Prevents Autonomous Vehicles From Hacking

May 26, 2017 @ 06:58 | Texas A&M University researchers have developed an intelligent transportation system prototype designed to avoid collisions and prevent hacking of autonomous vehicles. Modern vehicles are increasingly autonomous, relying on sensors to provide information to automatically control them. They are also equipped with internet access for safety or infotainment applications making […]

New Way To Test Self Driving Cars Could Cut 99.9 Percent Of Validation Costs

New Way To Test Self Driving Cars Could Cut 99.9 Percent Of Validation Costs

May 24, 2017 @ 18:47 | Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous Self Driving Cars that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider them road-ready. The process, which was developed using data from more than 25 million miles of […]