Edwin Olson, PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director, Autonomy, Perception, Robotics, Interfaces, and Learning (APRIL) Robotics Laboratory, U-M College of Engineering
September 2015 – August 2016
Ryan Eustice, PhD
Associate Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering, U-M College of Engineering
Design and implement a model deployment of a vehicle-on-demand transportation system.
We propose to develop and deploy an automated transportation system on North Campus using mostly-autonomous golf-cart style vehicles. The focus of this proposal is to enable and accelerate the research that can be pursued once such a transportation system exists. Consequently, the complexity of the vehicles and autonomy are deliberately minimized.
Low-cost autonomous platforms like ours are cost-effective and capable. Viable route for on-demand transportation system or “dummy” cars for autonomous testing.
Platform demonstrates viability and cost-effectiveness of Low Speed Electric Vehicles.