Come see the self-driving CAT Vehicle in action, from 7:30-9:30 AM on Tuesday August 9, 2016. Come to the West side of the ECE Building, near the southwest corner of Speedway and Mountain. Standard rates for UA Visitor Parking are available at the Second Street garage.
Sterling Holcomb, Audrey Knowlton, and Juan Guerra published results of their research project in WinnComm'16, the Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Wireless Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio, in Reston, VA. Their paper, titled "Power Efficient Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks" was a new approach for Vehicular AdHoc Networks (VANETS) that represents a significant reduction in power use. This benefit enables more vehicles to communicate simultaneously. The paper was presented in the technical track, "Top 10 Most Wanted Wireless Innovations."
Yegeta Zeleke and Kennon McKeever published results of their research project in the 15th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling, which is the longest-running workshop in the history of SPLASH/OOPSLA. Their paper, titled "Experience Report: Constraint-based Modeling of Autonomous Vehicle Trajectories" focused on enabling young students (e.g., in elementary school) to safely control a dangerous robot, such as autonomous car, through the application of constraint-based checks during the code generation process.
This research experience for undergraduates (REU) is engaged in the myriad of applications that are related to autonomous ground vehicles. This summer, 10 NSF-funded undergraduate students participated in an immersive research experience, sitting side-by-side with graduate researchers and working on one of the most compelling, and complex, applications of today: autonomous systems.
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Anu Deodhar (University of Oregon)
Swati Munjal (University of Arizona)
Everyone agrees that autonomous vehicles should be safer than regular vehicles, but how do we know if they actually will? This project works on the application of safety verification tools to ground vehicles.
If you were going to turn loose a high school student with a full-sized car that they could only control via computer, how safe would you feel? Alice Kim of Rice University tackled this problem as part of the CAT Vehicle Summer REU in 2014.
How can you design experiments that High School students (with no coding experience) can do on a full-sized car? That's what Destinee Batson of Northeastern University studied in Summer 2014 for the CAT Vehicle REU at the University of Arizona.
Carlos Asuncion of UC Berkeley participated in the Cat Vehicle 2014 REU at the University of Arizona. Focusing on how autonomous vehicles might impact the future was a key part of his summer experience.
Rachel Powers of the University of Arizona participated in the Cat Vehicle 2014 REU at the University of Arizona. In this video she describes her project, and how the cost of the sensors on top of these vehicles can be reduced. She was a rising senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Anthony Rodriguez spent the summer participating in an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. He was a rising senior at the University of Arizona, and his project focused on switched models for vehicle controllers.
Amanda Pyryt of the University of Maryland Baltimore County was a participant in the 2014 in the Cat Vehicle REU at the University of Arizona. Check out how she describes what her experience was like as part of the REU program, and her project on switched control for driverless cars.