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Autonomous personal vehicle for the first- and last-mile transportation services

Z. J. Chong, B. Qin, T. Bandyopadhyay, T. Wongpiromsarn, E. S. Rankin, M. H. Ang, E. Frazzoli, D. Rus, D. Hsu, K. H. Low
2011 2011 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS)  
The vehicle mainly operates in a crowded urban environment whose features can be extracted a priori.  ...  To ensure that the system is economically feasible, we take a minimalistic approach and exploit prior knowledge of the environment and the availability of the existing infrastructure such as cellular networks  ...  Systems that are driven with heavy infrastructure dependence such as monorails typically require significant setup and are more suitable for a fully controlled environment such as warehouses and docks.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iccis.2011.6070337 fatcat:m42pukqqabcbrjmtmwqaamwcea

A Research Platform for Autonomous Vehicles Technologies Research in the Insurance Sector

Miguel Ángel de Miguel, Francisco Miguel Moreno, Pablo Marín-Plaza, Abdulla Al-Kaff, Martín Palos, David Martín, Rodrigo Encinar-Martín, Fernando García
2020 Applied Sciences  
This work presents a novel platform for autonomous vehicle technologies research for the insurance sector.  ...  Computer vision technologies for environment perception, V2X communication capabilities, enhanced localization, human–machine interaction and self awareness are among the technologies which have been developed  ...  In this paper, a V2X communications architecture is proposed for off-road autonomous vehicles; however, all experiments are carried out in golf cart-like vehicles, with a limited maximum speed.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10165655 fatcat:yxg4yn6v3vfpxd2cy4piihmcgi

Fast and Accurate, Convolutional Neural Network Based Approach for Object Detection from UAV [article]

Xiaoliang Wang, Peng Cheng, Xinchuan Liu, Benedict Uzochukwu
2019 arXiv   pre-print
UAV equipped with vision techniques, could be leveraged to establish navigation autonomous control for UAV itself.  ...  State-of-the-art performance has been achieved in utilizing focal loss dense detector RetinaNet based approach for object detection from UAV in a fast and accurate manner.  ...  [19] in their study explored the vision based strategies for autonomous control during UAV landing period. Scaramuzza et al.  ... 
arXiv:1808.05756v2 fatcat:ojtu5ymmujduhabxwlpip3azgm

Towards Identifying and closing Gaps in Assurance of autonomous Road vehicleS – a collection of Technical Notes Part 2 [article]

Robin Bloomfield , Philippa Ryan, Makoto Takeyama, Yoshinori Tsutake Kanagawa University,
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This report provides an introduction and overview of the Technical Topic Notes (TTNs) produced in the Towards Identifying and closing Gaps in Assurance of autonomous Road vehicleS (Tigars) project.  ...  These notes aim to support the development and evaluation of autonomous vehicles.  ...  Adelard acknowledges the additional support of the UK Department for Transport.  ... 
arXiv:2003.00790v1 fatcat:hi3tzydtcfeqngexomd6zqjtqm

Autonomics: In Search of a Foundation for Next Generation Autonomous Systems [article]

David Harel, Assaf Marron, Joseph Sifakis
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We argue that a solid, evolving, publicly available, community-controlled foundation for developing next generation autonomous systems is a must.  ...  behavior with respect to rich environments that include humans, physical artifacts, and other systems,; and (iii) how to engineer systems that combine executable model-driven techniques and data-driven  ...  For example, when observing the behavior of an autonomous vehicle, such as an FFAV or a golf cart, one may notice that sometimes it repeats a path with unusual precision, which creates unexpected wear  ... 
arXiv:1911.07133v1 fatcat:w4b6odmgzfhrrkw6s7lxhny5rq

Autonomics: In search of a foundation for next-generation autonomous systems

David Harel, Assaf Marron, Joseph Sifakis
2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
We argue that a solid, evolving, publicly available, community-controlled foundation for developing next-generation autonomous systems is a must, and term the desired foundation "autonomics."  ...  We focus on three main challenges: 1) how to specify autonomous system behavior in the face of unpredictability; 2) how to carry out faithful analysis of system behavior with respect to rich environments  ...  We are grateful to Guy Katz and Orna Kupferman for valuable discussions in the early stages of preparing the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.2003162117 pmid:32694210 fatcat:kpq4dbqvxjdc7cmdw4oh4ku6my

Response of Vulnerable Road Users to Visual Information from Autonomous Vehicles in Shared Spaces

Walter Morales Alvarez, Miguel Angel de Miguel, Fernando Garcia, Cristina Olaverri-Monreal
2019 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC)  
Completely unmanned autonomous vehicles have been anticipated for a while.  ...  Results showed that the implementation of visual communication cues for interacting with VRUs is not necessarily required for a shared space in which informal traffic rules apply.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) Endowed Professorship for Sustainable Transport Logistics 4.0.  ... 
doi:10.1109/itsc.2019.8917501 dblp:conf/itsc/Morales-Alvarez19 fatcat:2hsgcd7ewnbkzfbtqyfn4sgl6m

Transformative foresight: Universiti Sains Malaysia leads the way

Ellisha Nasruddin, Reevany Bustami, Sohail Inayatullah
2012 Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies  
Acknowledgements We would like to thank Dato Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Ramli Mohammed for their leadership at USM and Dr. Patricia Kelly for helpful editorial comments.  ...  The A' la Carte philosophy presents a metaphor where USM offers a world-class 7-star A' la Carte dining experience in a restaurant.  ...  the A' la Carte philosophy.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.futures.2011.08.005 fatcat:x5l7ry24ovh2lfi3bwt4l6mgja

The spatial syntax of urban segregation

Laura Vaughan
2007 Progress in Planning  
integration of minorities and is frequently part of a natural process of acculturation and integration in the urban environment.  ...  The paper concludes with the proposition that when such areas are located close to economically active, well integrated streets, such spatial patterning can serve as a necessary mechanism for the social  ...  a wonderful degree of trust in both me and their city).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.progress.2007.03.001 fatcat:o3owgi75snembgdtkjnm42fuqi

Sport new media

James P. Santomier, Joshua A. Shuart
2008 International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing  
One of the dominant strategies currently used to address increased complexity in competitive business environments is to adopt technology at all levels of the enterprise.  ...  Within the complex global business environment, sport managers should be prepared to identify: (1) sport new media resources and technologies relevant to and appropriate for their enterprise and (2) benefits  ...  a network line of the internet or a Local Area Network (LAN).  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijsmm.2008.017660 fatcat:gubxrlr4tbea5cnqlynuhews4i

Visual Information Requirements for Remotely Supervised Autonomous Agricultural Machines

Uduak Edet, Daniel Mann
2020 Applied Sciences  
A study to determine the visual requirements for a remote supervisor of an autonomous sprayer was conducted.  ...  In a subsequent laboratory study, 29 experienced sprayer operators were recruited to view and comment on video clips selected from the video footage collected during the initial ride-along.  ...  F: The robot was small it is the size of a golf cart and little bit smaller and it is actually in my lab and you can take a picture if you want and we deigned an attachment to it and so the robot by itself  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10082794 doaj:0532558ab62f4fc6b6ad532c83642f49 fatcat:skvtejue2ffkpdoppuuio5adse

A Review on Power Electronics Technologies for Electric Mobility

Joao L. Afonso, Luiz A. Lisboa Cardoso, Delfim Pedrosa, Tiago J. C. Sousa, Luis Machado, Mohamed Tanta, Vitor Monteiro
2020 Energies  
In order to address a broad scope of technologies, this paper covers road vehicles, lightweight vehicles and railway vehicles, among other electric vehicles.  ...  For such objective, power electronics technologies play an essential role and can be contextualized in different purposes to support the full adoption of electric mobility, including onboard and offboard  ...  In [299] is proposed a conceptual model for enhancing the eHighway system, aiming to endow it with autonomous driving.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en13236343 fatcat:6wsllpn3rzcsdbkfbl5wd2hozu

Marine Protected Areas [chapter]

Mitsutaku Makino
2011 Fisheries Management in Japan  
There is no reason to believe that systems including fishing effort control, closing of open-access regimes, and MPA networks could not be expanded.  ...  On the other hand, autonomous MPAs are weak in the following points.  ...  Partnership agreements among neighbouring villages for larger-scale MPA areas offer a multiplier effect for environmental outcomes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1777-0_7 fatcat:zngwrlzadnadhp44uj4jrhia4e

The Interface Between Sport Psychiatry and Sports Medicine

Mark D. Miller
2005 Clinics in Sports Medicine  
Acknowledgments Deepest appreciation to Judy Brown for research assistance and transcription, and to Ian Tofler, MB, BS, for editing assistance.  ...  TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE AUTONOMIC CONTROL Another characteristic of the hypnotic trance is the ability to assist in the control of autonomic function, including blood pressure and blood flow.  ...  Athletes can be taught how to control autonomic functions through trance, and can apply the positive effects to enhance performance.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.csm.2005.06.008 fatcat:dxjqipb7xngqhhyr24xshis534

Towards Tactical Lane Change Behavior Planning for Automated Vehicles

Simon Ulbrich, Markus Maurer
2015 2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems  
It has been implemented in some golf carts but according to F.  ...  Environment and Self Perception Interfaces The environment and self perception column has interfaces to localization and map provision, behavior planning and control, and with the communication column.  ...  Environment Similar to scene except for the considered element's self representation. Thus the environment is everything that surrounds the considered element.  ... 
doi:10.1109/itsc.2015.165 dblp:conf/itsc/UlbrichM15a fatcat:l7ml47juuzcb3jzcznhgo5mg7y
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