University of Houston Student Spends Summer at the Controls of a Driverless Car
College students across the country have rounded the halfway point of the fall 2014 semester and are settling in for the push to the finish. Thanks to a UA College of Engineering summer research program focused on driverless car technology, University of Houston junior Cody Ross had a head start this semester expanding his skill set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today's cars are getting more and more sophisticated in their behaviors, but true autonomy needs truly expensive sensors. Carlos Asuncion of UC Berkeley participated in the CAT Vehicle program in 2014, and he was interviewed by Ted Simons for the Arizona Horizon program on PBS 8 (KAET) in Phoenix, AZ.