Autonomous Vehicles

A nail gun attached to an octocopter. Credit: Matthew Romano, Michigan Robotics, University of Michigan.

Roofing drone nails down shingles

Automated drone does work at the same speed as a novice roofer, researcher says.|Medium Read

New attack on autonomous vehicle sensors creates fake obstacles

Up to this point, no attacks had been discovered targeting a car’s LiDAR system—but a major new finding from researchers at the University of Michigan has demonstrated what that might look like. |Medium Read
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Measuring motion sickness for driverless cars

Carsickness incidence could increase if we all become passengers, but new research aims to help address that.|Medium Read
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U-M researchers provide control software to ensure autonomous vehicles stay in their lane

The team was awarded a Best New Application Paper Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for their work developing reliable control systems for Lane Keeping and Adaptive Cruise Control.|Medium Read
Sarabandi and Cai

Six teams of ECE researchers make the finals at AP-S/URSI 2019

Second Prize overall went to doctoral student Xiuzhang Cai for his radar target classification research applicable to autonomous vehicles.|Short Read
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Advancing AI for Video: Startup launches powerful video processing platform

Voxel51 uses AI processing to identify and track objects and activities through video clips.|Medium Read
Glen Chou

Glen Chou receives the NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems

PhD student Glen Chou is focused on ensuring that autonomous systems, including cars and robots, never threaten human safety. |Short Read
A person in a military uniform sits in a chair during the experiment

U-M’s Automotive Research Center funded with $50M through 2024

With a focus on autonomy, ARC’s research will reduce the number of soldiers in harm's way, changing the military paradigm.|Short Read
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Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

Data gleaned from cameras and sensors increases predictive accuracy.|Medium Read
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‘Air traffic control’ for driverless cars could speed up deployment

Human-generated responses could remotely assist autonomous vehicles decision’s during times of uncertainty. |Medium Read
Mangelson launches autonomous vehicle

Speaking like dolphins, a robot fleet takes on underwater tasks

Robot teams could inspect pipelines, dams, ships and more|Medium Read
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Decentralized air traffic control for drone-laden skies

Autonomous control laws enable crash-free flights.|Medium Read