Robotics Profs Play Their Way to Safer Cars

 

Image:  Taken from their paper on arXiv, cited in the text.
                                 Image: taken from their paper on arXiv, cited below.

Next time you think some robotics professors are just chillin’ out, you had better look again. They may be exploring the next great idea. Professors Matt Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan used the video game Grand Theft Auto to generate annotated data that was then used to train machine learning algorithms for autonomous driving – and it worked great! You can read more in their paper on the arXiv.