Gallery: MIT Researchers Develop an Intelligent Co-Pilot Safety System ...


Two mechanical engineers at MIT are developing a new semiautonomous safety system that automatically steers a vehicle around obstacles in the event that the driver does not manually take control. Sterling Anderson, a PhD student in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Karl Iagnemma, a principal research scientist in MIT’s Robotic Mobility Group, have developed a new system that uses an on board camera and laser rangefinder to identify hazards in a vehicle’s environment.

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