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Risk Aware Robotics

A photograph of a robot being tested.

A robot from the APRIL Laboratory led by Ed Olson, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is tested in the Bob and Betty Beyster Atrium by Dhanvin Mehta, CSE PhD Student and member of the APRIL Laboratory, on December 14, 2017. Mehta is working on the Risk Aware Multi-Policy Decision Making Algorithm that will help this and other robots guide themselves in uncertain environments with constantly changing variables, such as autonomous vehicles on highways and search and rescue vehicles in disaster areas. The algorithm takes into account the various decisions at hand and adjusts to each unique situation, making the best decision possible. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing