About our Tech
OFF-ROAD SELF-DRIVING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
OFF-ROAD SELF-DRIVING AT UW
High-speed, resilient, off-road autonomy
University of Washington’s team of researchers from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Physics Lab are advancing off-road autonomous driving in complex terrain with novel approaches to perception, planning, and control.
What we Do
We are developing a complete system that provides a geometric and semantic understanding of a ground vehicle’s local environment, rapidly evaluating alternate routes and contingencies, and aggressively adapting behavior to contend with evolving terrain
Continuous Field Testing
The UW team is in the field every week validating the autonomy stack with a small fleet of Polaris RZR off-road vehicles with a safety driver. The team’s primary test sites are located in Snoqualmie and Ellensburg, Washington.
UW is honored to be selected to participate in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program. The program’s goal is to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that enable unmanned ground vehicles to maneuver in unstructured off-road terrain at the limit of the vehicle’s mechanical systems and at, or beyond, human-driven speeds and efficiencies.