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Oct. 28, 2019

TRI-Sponsored Research at MIT Helps Autonomous Vehicles See Around Corners

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner. 

Through this TRI-sponsored research, autonomous cars could one day use the system to quickly avoid a potential collision with another car or pedestrian emerging from around a building’s corner or from in between parked cars. In the future, robots that may navigate hospital hallways to make medication or supply deliveries could use the system to avoid hitting people.

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