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Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Intersections of the future will not need stop lights or stop signs, but will look like a somewhat chaotic flow of driverless, autonomous cars slipping past one another, says Peter Stone.

Toward Lowering the Power Consumption of Microprocessors

Toward Lowering the Power Consumption of Microprocessors

Scientists measure how microprocessors function on a variety of software and chip architectures.

Game Development Program Is Launched

Game Development Program Is Launched

The college is teaming up with two other colleges at the university to launch undergraduate students into an interdisciplinary game development program.
UT Austin Villa Wins World RoboCup Championships

UT Austin Villa Wins World RoboCup Championships

UT Austin Villa has won the 2011 RoboCupSoccer championships in the 3-D simulation division.

A Surprise Endowment Honors Dean Rankin

Dean Rankin speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Gates Computer Science Complex. In April 2010, the College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council gathered once again to honor one of their friends at the college’s annual Hall of Honor event. Only this year, they came bearing a big surprise for Dean Mary Ann Rankin. Unbekno...MaryAnnRankin
Better Animation Through Body Part Recycling

Better Animation Through Body Part Recycling

For all the power that computers have brought to the process of animation, it remains the human eye that’s the best judge of whether animated things moving in space look real. “People intuitively know exactly what to draw to evoke realism,” says Don Fussell, professor of computer science. “Computers don’t have that luxury.” What computers can do,...
Self-Driving SUV Advances to DARPA Urban Challenge Semifinals

Self-Driving SUV Advances to DARPA Urban Challenge Semifinals

AUSTIN, Texas—Marvin, a self-driving Isuzu SUV programmed by University of Texas at Austin computer scientists and members of Austin Robot Technology (ART), passed a recent driving test and will advance to the semi-finals, the last step before the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) 2007 Urban Challenge race. The test, which was he...