been staying home too much for the holidays. So I looked for something to do.
Since I don’t plan to take a trip to see any place, volunteering in a soup
kitchen sounds interesting. I have done many different volunteering works
before. But volunteering in a soup kitchen would be new. So, I googled “soup kitchen”
+ volunteer and found ...
John Leonard (MIT) did polls on driverless cars at the 2018 NSF NRI PI meeting. Here I summarize the poll results. The people participated in the polls are the robotics professors in the U.S. They would be considered as the experts in autonomous driving. Most importantly, most of they don’t have any financial tie with the auto or autonomous ...
Observation of the current trade tension in the world.
The US started the trade tension for the following main motivations:
Cut trade deficit
Cut finance deficit and debt
Attract companies back to the U.S.
Improve U.S.'s competitiveness in manufacturing.
Make the domestic economy booming so that US's ...
The number one incentive of self-driving technology is reducing accidence and saving life. In 2015, automobile related fatalities were approximately 1.25 million globally. It is equivalent to five fully loaded Boeing 747 crashing every single day. In the U.S., Human error accounts for 94 percent of all traffic accidents. Vehicle ...
National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)
In NRI PI meeting on November 30th, 2016, Reid Simmons (a new NSF program officer who is most in robotics) gave us a better picture of the newly announced so-called NRI-2.0. The new proposal due day is February 2, 2017. After the meeting, I have better understanding of ...
The following is a list of popular sensors on any autonomous vehicles (AV):
2D camera, range camera, LIDAR, Radar, Sonar, GPS, IMU/compass, odometry.
Since autonomous driving requires the vehicle to sense the environment as good and even better than human drivers, multiple sensors are usually used for compensate their capabilities.