Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners

MIT engineers have developed a system for autonomous vehicles that senses tiny c

MIT engineers have developed a system for autonomous vehicles that senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner, such as when another car is approaching from behind a pillar in a parking garage.

By sensing tiny changes in shadows, a new system identifies approaching objects that may cause a collision.

TechCrunch reporter Darrell Etherington writes that MIT researchers have developed a system that "uses minute changes in shadows to predict whether or not a vehicle can expect a moving object to come around a corner." Etherington adds the took could be used not only in autonomous vehicles, but also "in robots that navigate shared spaces with humans - like autonomous hospital attendants."

MIT researchers have developed a new system that allows autonomous vehicles to see around corners, reports Andrew Liszweski for Gizmodo. The system could be used to "pre-emptively spot other vehicles or moving hazards that human drivers would never see coming."


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