Microsoft’s Autonomous Gliders Might Be Key for Driverless Car

Training a sailplane is actually not so different from training a car.

On Wednesday, Microsoft published a blog post on its website highlighting the work of one of its A.I. research groups in building and testing autonomous gliders in the Nevada desert. ...

According to Yi Fang, an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and director of the NYU Multimedia and Visual Computing Lab, “We can apply the driving experience of a car to a minivan, or even a bus once the difference in their size can be carefully dealt with. 

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