One Answer to Driverless Cars: Keeping the Driver

Mar 16, 2017 | 10:00pm – 11:00pm


John Leonard

Toyota Research Institute

Daniela Rus

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

John Markoff

New York Times

Missy Cummings

Duke University

While companies like Google and Tesla have been feverishly working to develop autonomous cars, occasional crashes make clear that drivers must remain vigilant.

Roboticists from MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Toyota are working to develop autonomous cars that will someday both serve as “chauffeurs” that take full control, and as “guardian angels” that let humans keep control while still being able to step in to prevent an accident. Learn about the future of driving in a chat with CSAIL director Daniela Rus, MIT and Toyota autonomy expert John Leonard, and Duke University professor Missy Cummings, moderated by New York Times senior tech reporter John Markoff.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate