Incident 381: Autonomous Roborace Car Drove Directly into a Wall

Description: An autonomous Roborace car drove itself into a wall in round one of the Season Beta 1.1 race.


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Alleged: SIT Acronis Autonomous developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed SIT Acronis Autonomous.

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Khoa Lam
Watch a self-driving Roborace car drive directly into a wall · 2020

Robots still have some trouble handling the basics when put to the test, apparently. Roborace team SIT Acronis Autonomous suffered an embarrassment in round one of the Season Beta 1.1 race after its self-driving car abruptly drove directly …


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