Tag: Autonomous vehicles

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MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research

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The following was issued as a joint release from the MIT AgeLab and Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center. How can we train self-driving vehicles to...
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To self-drive in the snow, look under the road

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Car companies have been feverishly working to improve the technologies behind self-driving cars. But so far even the most high-tech vehicles still fail when it...
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Using computers to view the unseen

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Cameras and computers together can conquer some seriously stunning feats. Giving computers vision has helped us fight wildfires in California, understand complex and treacherous roads...
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Bryan Reimer receives human factors innovator award

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MIT Research Engineer Bryan Reimer recently received the Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Reimer directs a multidisciplinary...
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Predicting people's driving personalities

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Self-driving cars are coming. But for all their fancy sensors and intricate data-crunching abilities, even the most cutting-edge cars lack something that (almost) every 16-year-old...
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Autonomous system improves environmental sampling at sea

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An autonomous robotic system invented by researchers at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) efficiently sniffs out the most scientifically interesting — but...
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Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections

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MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed...
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Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners

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To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine...
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System prevents speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

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Autonomous drones are cautious when navigating the unknown. They creep forward, frequently mapping unfamiliar areas before proceeding lest they crash into undetected objects. But this...
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Deep learning with point clouds

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If you’ve ever seen a self-driving car in the wild, you might wonder about that spinning cylinder on top of it.  It’s a “lidar sensor,”...
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MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift

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MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating...
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Study measures how fast humans react to road hazards

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Imagine you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of an autonomous car, cruising along a highway and staring down at your smartphone. Suddenly, the car detects...
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Making it easier to program and protect the web

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Behind the scenes of every web service, from a secure web browser to an entertaining app, is a programmer’s code, carefully written to ensure everything...
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IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference – MIT News

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IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference  MIT News Researchers from MIT and elsewhere organized a new conference called Learning for Dynamics and Control...
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Autonomous boats can target and latch onto each other

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The city of Amsterdam envisions a future where fleets of autonomous boats cruise its many canals to transport goods and people, collect trash, or self-assemble...
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Bringing human-like reasoning to driverless car navigation

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With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, MIT researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to...

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