UBC students test Uber-style automated cars

Event: Uber-style robot competition

Date/Time: Thursday, August 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Hennings Building, Room 200, 6224 Agricultural Road, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Map: www.maps.ubc.ca/?652

Parking: Health Sciences Parkade, http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?467

Event details: Student-designed automated robots will travel around a small miniature city, navigating various hazards to find and pick up passengers whose beacons indicate that they are looking for a ride. The robots must drop off their passengers at the correct destination while avoiding collisions and giving rides to stray passengers.

Interviews: Instructor Jon Nakane and students are available for interviews.

Videos of time trials: http://projectlab.engphys.ubc.ca/enph-253-2016/competition-2016/