CPSRC’s research in the areas of autonomous systems and interconnected things converges on novel approaches to the development of new concepts, algorithms, sensors, and software required to make self-driving cars a reality. In particular, autonomous systems research within the CPSRC at UC Santa Cruz includes the design of communication and control algorithms for robust and secure systems, the generation of secure protocols for networked dynamical systems, the design of sensor technology suitable for distributed multi-agent systems, the development of simulation tools for human-machine interaction in emulated real-world environments, and their numerous applications to the development of self-driving vehicles. In addition, CPSRC’s work in mobile computing, cloud computing, inter-networking, and robotic systems has direct application to the many challenges faced in creating real-world self-driving vehicle systems.
The UC Santa Cruz Monterey Bay Education, Science and Technology Center (MBEST Center)
-Private road in excellent condition that can be closed off for autonomous vehicle testing.
-Available for very low cost use as part of a UC Santa Cruz research project.
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