Phil 12.19.19

7:00 – 4:30 ASRC GOES

  • Dissertation
    • Conclusions – got through the intro and starting the hypothesis section
  • NASA GitHub
  • Evolver
    • More documentation for sure, maybe more debugging?
    • Had to update my home system
    • Looks like the fix is working. I ran it again, and no problems
    • A little more documentation before heading down to the NSOF
  • Simulations
    • Meeting with Isaac – Lots of discussion. The question is how to handle the simulations. NOAA is used to these and has extremely high fidelity ones, but we need sims that can train on many permutations. Here’s an IEEE article on augmented reality training robocars that should be cited
      • industry must augment road testing with other strategies to bring out as many edge cases as possible. One method now in use is to test self-driving vehicles in closed test facilities where known edge cases can be staged again and again.
      • Computer simulation provides a way around the limitations of physical testing. Algorithms generate virtual vehicles and then move them around on a digital map that corresponds to a real-world road. If the data thus generated is then broadcast to an actual vehicle driving itself on the same road, the vehicle will interpret the data exactly as if it had come from its own sensors. Think of it as augmented reality tuned for use by a robot.
  • NSOF Meeting
    • UI demonstrations
    • Got my card activated!