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battery testing under controlled thermal conditions
October 13, 2020

Assembling the Right Team for the Mission

We are designing approaches so that teams of vehicles can handle uncertainty while still completing the mission with success. That is what we mean by resilient teams.

battery testing under controlled thermal conditions
September 22, 2020

Keeping Autonomous Vehicles Moving

University of Michigan researchers explore how to extend the life of autonomous vehicles by optimizing batteries and fuel

3-D World high-level architecture
August 5, 2020

Helping Autonomous Vehicles Learn

“If you want to make a good algorithm for playing chess even better, one way to do it is to let the algorithm play against itself,” said Ram Vasudevan, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at UMich. “By playing against itself, the algorithm can learn how to maneuver more successfully through the game.”

accelerating tire-soil simulations with smart calculations
July 13, 2020

Developing Smart Calculations to Gain Traction

Improving vehicle performance by reducing the time it takes to evaluate traction as the vehicle’s wheels encounter changing soil conditions to ensure safe navigation.

Meta-material acoustic lens focuses ultrasonic sound waves in desired directions with only the slightest deformation.
June 15, 2020

Looking to Bats to Improve Autonomous Vehicle Vision

Creating an ultrasound sensor system that allowed autonomous vehicles to operate in an uncertain world under inclement weather conditions while retaining their anonymity.

Mechanism for Thermochemical Heat Storage
May 15, 2020

Discovering New Materials for Thermal Energy Storage

What if the thermal energy from waste heat could be captured, stored, and reused?

Testbed for experiment
April 28, 2020

An Autopilot that Pays Attention to You

A research team is using drivers’ real-time physiological and driving data to develop algorithms that improve how the autonomous component in a car responds to an overly tasked driver.

Learning in the virtual world
April 6, 2020

Building the Code to Help Autonomous Vehicles Learn

Researchers have developed algorithms that can help machines learn from day-to-day interactions to operate efficiently and safely to avoid damage.

An equipped soldier finds his preferred driving position
March 23, 2020

Highly Equipped Soldiers and Vehicles: Finding the Right Fit

If you’ve ever felt like packing your car for a trip was like a game of Tetris, you can relate to the challenge of fitting a heavily equipped soldier into a military vehicle.

Multi-agent system
February 11, 2020

Building Resilience and Safety in Autonomous, Networked Teams

Researchers are developing and testing algorithms that build resilience into networked systems to stave off corruption by antagonistic forces.