On Tuesday, August 8, 2014, students from across the nation participating in a College of Engineering research program capped off the summer by taking the UA’s driverless car for a spin.

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 will participate 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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  • 15 February: Applications due, to guarantee full consideration
  • 22 February: Letters of Recommendation due, to guarantee full consideration
  • 1-15 March: Selection process
  • 1 April: Notification deadline
  • April-May: Preparation and background reading
  • June-August: 10-week program.

This REU site will support 10 students over the summer. Each student will receive:

  • Stipend of $5,000 over the summer
  • Housing, meal allowance, and $600 travel allowance to Tucson, AZ
  • Letters of recommendation from their faculty mentors

Students will participate as researchers for the summer, working side by side with graduate researchers and faculty who are experts in cognitive radio and autonomous ground vehicles. Want to know more about what the REU is like? Check out the videos made by CAT Vehicle 2013 participants.

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CAT Vehicle 2014

Destinee Simone (Northeastern University)
Alice Kim (Rice University)

How could we design a system to let high-shool students safely program an autonomous car?

Torger Miller (College of Wooster)
Cody Ross (University of Houston)
Matheus Barbosa (Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI). Brazil)

If autonomous vehicles need data from the cloud, where should they drive to maintain high-bandwidth cloud connectivity?

Anthony Rodriguez (University of Arizona)
Amanda Pyryt (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Complex maneuvers need more than one kind of controller, so we must design a way to safely switch between them.

Carlos Asuncion (University of California, Berkeley)
Rachel Powers (University of Arizona)

Do you really need that $80,000 sensor to drive your autonomous car? How cheap can you go?

On Tuesday, August 8, 2014, students from across the nation participating in a College of Engineering research program capped off the summer by taking the UA’s driverless car for a spin.

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