Autonomous technology lab opens at MITRE

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MITRE has created the Mobile Autonomous Systems Experimentation (MASE) Laboratory to provide consultancy and research on autonomous vehicle technology.

The lab’s centerpiece is the MASE Jeep (pictured) – a modified Grand Cherokee outfitted by MITRE engineers with sensors, analytic and data recorders, and powerful processors –  which is being used to examine autonomous technologies and algorithms.

Zachary LaCelle, a senior autonomous systems engineer at MITRE, said, “We have human interaction researchers who are experts at cognitive loading and how to effectively communicate between computers and people. We have cyber experts and autonomy experts working on ground transportation, urban air mobility, and defense applications. Our systems thinking mentality accelerates solutions to all of these problems. This broad combination of domain expertise allows us to provide additional, unique perspectives in this cutting-edge challenge area.”

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