Energid Wins Best Paper Award at GVSETS 2017!
The age of large autonomous ground vehicles has arrived. Wherever vehicles are used, autonomy is desired and, in most cases, being studied and developed. The last barrier is to prove to decision makers (and the general public) that these autonomous systems are safe. This paper describes a rigorous safety testing environment for large autonomous vehicles. Our approach to this borrows elements from game theory, where multiple competing players each attempt to maximize their payout. With this construct, we can model an environment that as an agent that seeks poor performance in an effort to find the rare corner cases that can lead to automation failure.
It was announced on August 8, 2017, that Energid and TARDEC’s paper on this work was selected as the best paper at the GVSETS conference.
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“LEVERAGING HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATION TO EVALUATE AUTONOMY ALGORITHM SAFETY”
The 9th annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) and the Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry (ABPI) is the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter’s key industry-government-academia event at the Novi Suburban Collection Showplace: 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374
This three-day event brings more than 1,000 executives, program managers, engineers, and other key decision-makers together to discuss initiatives, programs, plans, and technologies in the ground domain for both manned and unmanned systems.