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Yonatan Mintz and PhD student Eric Pulick working at a computer
November 8, 2022

Mintz creating framework for safe, ethical AI

Artificial intelligence is spreading across industries, handling tasks like credit card and insurance approvals, assisting with medical diagnoses and even surgeries, and driving autonomous vehicles. Before long, AI could make…

Sikai Chen
September 8, 2022

Focus on new faculty: Sikai Chen aims to drive safety, efficiency improvements with automated vehicles

When Sikai Chen thinks about “smart” connected driving in the world of tomorrow, three factors come to mind. Chen focuses his research on these three areas: connected and automated transportation,…

Xiaopeng Li
August 18, 2022

Focus on new faculty: Xiaopeng Li looks to shape the future of automated vehicles

When Xiaopeng Li considers the potential smart vehicles could have on our world, he points to another, ubiquitous device: the smartphone. Smartphones took off after the launch of the iPhone…

Grad student Anna Konstant examines a collaborative robot
August 8, 2022

In manufacturing jobs, robot workers could become human helpers

A future in which robot-powered automated manufacturing lines endlessly pump out products across industries sounds like a boon for efficiency and productivity. It also feels more than a little dystopian,…

CARLA open-source simulator screenshot
April 29, 2022

Through rain, snow and road construction, researchers across campus solve automated vehicle driving challenges

In the not-so-distant future, a city full of autonomous cars may have to weather a snowstorm. It’s a scenario that’s not unusual to places like Madison, but it presents a…