Showcase Applications

In addition to groundbreaking industry solutions, Perrone Robotics has brought our expertise to bear on some non-commercial applications that showcase our autonomous vehicle and general robotics & automation capabilities.

Safety Testing at IIHS

As automotive manufacturers and technology companies like Google bring us ever closer to the inevitable driverless car, the safety systems and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) built into vehicles exhibit more and more autonomy. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognized that testing today’s collision avoidance systems safely, accurately and repeatably requires that the test system itself possess programmable, autonomous driving capability.

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DARPA Grand Challenge

The historic 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge held out a $2M prize to the team that could build a fully autonomous self-driving robotic car to navigate over 200 miles of Mojave desert terrain. Perrone Robotics spearheaded semi-finalist Team Jefferson with “Tommy”, a silver egg-shaped dune buggy driving completely under Perrone Robotics’ MAX-based software platform.

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DARPA Urban Challenge

The 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge held out a $2M prize to the team that could build a fully autonomous self-driving robotic car to navigate over 60 miles of a city-like driving environment. Perrone Robotics once again spearheaded semi-finalist Team Jefferson with “Tommy Jr.”, a Scion xB driving completely under Perrone Robotics’ MAX-based software platform.

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