Ultrafast Motion-Planning Chip Could Make Autonomous Cars Safer
Realtime Robotics’ motion-planning processor helps autonomous cars make better decisions
About two years ago, we covered a research project from Duke University that sped up motion planning for a tabletop robot arm by several orders of magnitude. The robot relied on a custom processor to do in milliseconds what normally takes seconds. The Duke researchers formed a company based on this tech called Realtime Robotics, and recently they’ve been focused on applying it to autonomous vehicles.
The reason that you should care about fast motion planning for autonomous vehicles is because motion planning encompasses the process