Endeavour_Design (Romania) - 3rd Place, Embedded Development
autoRobot by Endeavour_Designs aims to do a better job at addressing the problem of driver fatigue than those loud bumps on the side of the highway. They were inspired by the way children learn reflexes, said team member Juliana Valcea. A learning algorithm teaches their prototype robot not to run into things, even when a human commander is instructing it to do so. When integrated into a car, the system would be activated in the event that a driver fell asleep at the wheel. There is a manual override that the driver can activate if they wake up.
The team is in talks with a German car company to put the same kind of functions on a different board, creating a system similar to the prototype that can be installed in cars.