The summer of 2020 provided many challenges given COVID-19. For 9 undergraduate students across the United States, the summer also provided a research experience in autonomous driving and its many applications. In spite of the many challenges posed by the pandemic with respect to travel, networking, and person-to-person meetings, these undergraduate researchers showed tremendous resilience and perseverance in working on projects remotely and communicating largely through video conferencing and workspace text apps.
For more information on the topics and contributions of the four teams of researchers, please visit http://catvehicle.arizona.edu/cat-vehicle-2020 for a listing of their projects, and also links to individual videos they produced about their research experience.
CPS-IoT Week is the premier event on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Research, and three researchers from the CAT Vehicle will have their results published there in 2021. Emily Baschab (University of Alabama), Savannah Ball (Monmouth College), and Audrey Vazzana (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) continued work on their final paper, and submitted as a Work-In-Progress to the conference, where they will have an opportunity to present a poster on their work.
“Although I wish the conference could have been in person so I could have met other researchers in Denver, I find myself very lucky to have worked with my team, and to have been able to participate in the CAT Vehicle REU program," said Christopher Kreienkamp, whose presentation was through a YouTube video due to the COVID-19 policies of the conference. Kreienkamp and his partner Daniel Fishbein, were part of CAT Vehicle 2019.
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