Robot Dramas: Autonomous Machines in the Limelight on Stage and in Society

Congressman Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, invited researchers from Carnegie Mellon University to bring their NSF-supported autonomous Cadillac SRV — one of the most advanced in the world — to Washington. There, the driverless car chauffeured a few dozen U. S. Congressmen (and a couple of reporters) from Capitol Hill to the Pentagon and back, on urban roads and congested highways – a non-trivial task even for a human.