COL Korpela ’96 Leading the Indy Autonomous Challenge

Colonel Chris Korpela ’96 with Black and Gold Autonomous Racing, partnered with Perdue, will be competing in October 2021 in the Indy Autonomous Challenge! Autonomous Racing: No driver, just software. Imagine driver-less autonomous vehicles battling wheel to wheel for track position and podium success. All to help improve the performance and safety for vehicles of tomorrow.

Autonomous racing is the ultimate engineering challenge. The driver is replaced with a variety of sensors that act as the eyes and ears of the vehicle, feeding the data to a planning and control algorithm that students develop and tune. Machine learning (artificial intelligence) is often used to create human like behaviors and interpret complex sensor data. It is a complex mechatronic challenge that offers students hands-on experience in sophisticated systems development. Learn more.

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