Mission TULiP: A robotic pursuit on the Charles River
October 7, 2013The quest to build fast, cooperating robots that can explore the ocean's dynamic features is happening on the Charles River.
Terramechanics research aims to keep Mars rovers rolling
September 4, 2013Simulations predict safest path for rovers to travel.
New algorithm finds best routes for one-way car sharing
June 23, 2013The most efficient car-sharing, researchers find, also includes shuttle services.
New research could let vehicles, robots collaborate with humans
May 2, 2013Researchers are developing systems that can analyze people’s needs to determine the best way to achieve their goals.
Autonomous robot scans ship hulls for mines
July 16, 2012Algorithms enable robot to navigate and view propellers and other complex structures.
Mechanical engineers develop an ‘intelligent co-pilot’ for cars
July 12, 2012Semiautonomous system takes the wheel to keep drivers safe.
Guiding robot planes with hand gestures
March 13, 2012MIT researchers are developing a system that would allow aircraft-carrier crews to direct autonomous planes using ordinary hand gestures.
Sometimes the quickest path is not a straight line
March 8, 2012New methods and software developed at MIT can predict optimal paths for automated underwater vehicles.
November 8, 2011Advanced mathematical techniques enable AUVs to survey large, complex and cluttered seascapes.
Emilio Frazzoli on autonomous vehicles and urban mobility
October 14, 2010Presented by Transportation@MIT
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 21, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
Flight of fancy
December 3, 2009Using an autonomous mini-helicopter, an MIT team stunned the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International by solving one of its notoriously tough challenges on the first try.