Saurav Agarwal and Suman Chakravorty, members of the EDP Lab won the 2017 TechConnect National Innovation Award for the newly developed technology “A Method for Highly Accurate Long-Term Localization and Navigation Using On-Board Sensors.”
This innovation allows a system, such as a vehicle or robot, to navigate autonomously in previously unknown environments with less than a one-meter position error for 100 kilometers of motion without relying on GPS or any pre-built maps. The applications of this technology are immense and include military and commercial use, such as self-driving cars.
The TechConnect National Innovation Award selects the top early-stage innovations from around the world through an industry-review process of the top 20 percent of annually submitted technologies into the TechConnect National Innovation Summit. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have on a specific industry sector.