AUVSI: Robotic Research supports launch of international deployments of Local Motors’ Olli autonomous shuttle
Robotic Research LLC has announced that its team recently supported the launch of two new international deployments of Local Motors’ Olli autonomous shuttle.
Both deployments support campus-based pilot programs, including at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) in Turin, Italy, and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.
“Every new application and deployment of the Olli shuttle demonstrates its effectiveness in solving transportation needs for customers looking for clean, safe and efficient infrastructure. The versatile autonomous performance in unstructured and dynamic environments like KAUST and ITCILO exemplify the Olli’s state of the art mobility,” says President of Robotic Research Alberto Lacaze.
“This is another great step for our company in playing an important role to bring safer and more efficient public transportation to communities around the world.”
Olli is equipped with Robotic Research’s AutoDrive autonomy kit, which allows the vehicle to think, perceive and navigate in diverse, mixed-traffic environments. The AutoDrive autonomy kit provides driver-warning, driver-assist and fully autonomous functionality on a variety of surfaces such as urban-improved roads and off-road terrain.
All of these functions take place while the vehicle is collecting and analyzing data to “better enhance the future of autonomous vehicles and local transportation,” according to Robotic Research.
Currently operating in communities and cities across the globe, including 30 states and four continents, AutoDrive supports a number of different autonomy programs in commercial and government sectors. Ground vehicles of all sizes, from small, portable robots to large trucks, can be equipped with the system.
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