MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 19, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: cities sustainability energy china policy infrastructure electric-vehicles emissions research autonomous-vehicles automobiles mit-energy-initiative-mitei alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change oil-and-gas

Predicting people's driving personalities

System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Nov. 18, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: robotics machine-learning artificial-intelligence robots research autonomous-vehicles transportation automobiles behavior school-of-engineering computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail computer-vision electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs



Technique helps robots find the front door

Navigation method may speed up autonomous last-mile delivery.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 4, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: robotics machine-learning robots research autonomous-vehicles school-of-engineering algorithms aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering software artifical-intelligence


System prevents speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

Drones can fly at high speeds to a destination while keeping safe “backup” plans if things go awry.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 25, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: robotics robots research autonomous-vehicles drones school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology technology-and-society algorithms aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering computer-vision

Deep learning with point clouds

Research aims to make it easier for self-driving cars, robotics, and other applications to understand the 3D world.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
Oct. 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: robotics machine-learning robots research autonomous-vehicles school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail


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