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Northwestern team develops decentralized swarming algorithm for autonomous vehicles

Self-driving vehicles need to navigate safely and flawlessly without crashing into others or causing unnecessary traffic jams. To make this possible, Northwestern University researchers have now developed the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee. The researchers tested the swarming algorithm in a simulation of 1,024 robots and on…

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Smarter robot swarms offer traffic-free blueprint for autonomous cars

One of a number of benefits promised by a future in which cars drive themselves is less congestion, with advanced autonomous vehicles being so adept at navigating the streets that they not only avoid slamming into each other, but keep traffic flowing much more smoothly than humans ever could. Researchers at Northwestern University have come up with a novel control algorithm they say offers this type of traffic-free guarantee, demonstrating its capabilities via a swarm of tiny robots that can safely and swiftly ass

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Autonomous Vehicles Fooled by Phantom Images Projected From Drone [Video]

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s (BGU) Cyber Security Research Center have found that they can cause the autopilot on an autonomous vehicle to erroneously apply its brakes in response to “phantom” images projected on a road or billboard. In a new research paper, “Phantom of t

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