Autonomous Systems Research

Leading the way on self-driving cars and autonomous drones that are safe and efficient.

We are working to develop autonomous systems that provide critical feedback to human users, can handle unexpected conditions in a predictable manner, and can outperform human counterparts.

F1/10 Undergraduate Course

Course title: F1/10 Autonomous Racing - Principles of Perception, Planning, and Control Course Instructor: Prof. Madhur Behl, Computer Science, University of Virginia Spring 2018 - CS 4501/SYS 4582 Students will work in teams to build, drive, and race 1/10th scale autonomous cars, while learning about the principles of perception, planning, and control. You will learn to use robot operating system (ROS), integrate various sensors (IMU, Cameras, LIDAR) on an embedded computer, and implement algorithms for localization, mapping, path planning, and control. The course culminates in a F1/10 ‘battle of algorithms’ race amongst the teams. ---- Credits: Music: ‘Breath of Fresh Air' by Clement Marfo. (All rights to music belong to the music owner and the artist - This video is not monetized.)

New interdisciplinary course on Principles of Modeling for Cyber-Physical Systems

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3rd F1/10 Autonomous Racing Competition 2018

The 3rd F1/10 International Autonomous Racing Competition was held on October 1st, 2018 in Torino, Italy. 9 teams competed to set the fastest time around a portable track setup at the Torino Incontra.