Advancing self-driving car design, other shared human- and machine-controlled systems

IMAGE: Zilberstein and colleagues’ work described at an artificial intelligence conference July 12 will allow researchers to validate a new approach with human drivers controlling a self-driving car while performing a… view more Credit: UMass Amherst AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst computer science graduate students Kyle Wray and Luis Pineda, with their professor Shlomo Zilberstein, today described a new approach to managing the challenge of transferring control between a human and an autonomous system, in a paper they presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in New York City. Their theoretical work, tested in experiments in a driving simulator, should help to advance the development of safe semi-autonomous systems (SAS) such as self-driving cars. Such systems rely on human supervision and occasional transfer of control between the…


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