University of Michigan graduate student Nick Carlevaris-Bianco constructs a 4D map with millions of data points collected weekly by his “Segway robot” named Sonic. This project will be geared toward knowing not just that you’re on the highway, but what lane you’re in and ultimately help create autonomous vehicles.
There are many research trajectories in the world of robotics, and within computer science and engineering, researchers are particularly interested in vision, perception, mapping, sharing and processing of information, decision making, and machine learning. Graduate student Nick Carlevaris-Bianco’s work with his Segway robot merges this approach with other aspects of engineering. You can learn more about other robotics artificial intelligence projects or another aspect of computer science and engineering by visiting the Computer Science and Engineering Division website: http://eecs.umich.edu/cse/.