Making self-driving cars safer through keener robot perception

By Hannah Meiseles | MIT News Office

PhD student Heng Yang is developing algorithms to help driverless vehicles quickly and accurately assess their surroundings.

Aviation became a reality in the early 20th century, but it took 20 years before the proper safety precautions enabled widespread adoption of air travel. Today, the future of fully autonomous vehicles is similarly cloudy, due in large part to safety concerns.

To accelerate that timeline, graduate student Heng “Hank” Yang and his collaborators have developed the first set of “certifiable perception” algorithms, which could help protect the next generation of self-driving vehicles — and the vehicles they share the road with. See the full article at MIT News.

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