Technique helps robots find the front door

Navigation method may speed up autonomous last-mile delivery.

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

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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 | Oct. 25, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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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 | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference

L4DC explored an emerging scientific area at the intersection of real-time physical data, machine learning, control theory, and optimization.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | July 10, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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Spotting objects amid clutter

New approach quickly finds hidden objects in dense point clouds, for use in driverless cars or work spaces with robotic assistants.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 19, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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