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Leveraging fruit fly behaviour can become step up for autonomous vehicles On April 07, Wednesday, 2021

Northwestern University research shows fruit flies use decision-making, learning and memory to perform simple functions. Researchers are using this understanding to challenge the way we think about self-driving cars. To study how fruit flies tend to escape heat, the Gallio lab built a tiny plastic chamber with four floor tiles. They then used high-resolution video recordings to map how a fly reacted when it encountered a boundary between a warm tile and a cool tile.

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RoboEYE - A semi-autonomous guided wheelchair On March 18, Thursday, 2021

Researchers in Italy have created a semi-autonomous wheelchair that moves according to eye-movements. The system could allow people with severe motor disabilities to control the wheelchair's movements. The wheelchair, called RoboEYE, was presented in a paper published in MDPI's Technologies journal. Users can choose between two driving strategies, one based on eye movements and the other based on pointing to a desired destination. The findings were highly promising and highlighted the safety, reliability and efficiency of their unique wheelchair design.

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Simulation shows deployment of Autonomous Vehicles in cities On March 16, Tuesday, 2021

Imperial researchers have simulated self-driving fleet impacts using real-world data. Simulation shows potential impact of fleets of autonomous vehicles on congestion, emissions, public transport and ride-sharing services. Project called SHIFT, funded by a £1.58 million grant awarded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles have published the SHIFT Autonomous Deployment Report, which includes details of the Imperial team's simulations, and first-of-its-kind driver safety guidelines.

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