'TartanDrive' Dataset Could Train Self-Driving ATVs

Researchers took an ATV on wild rides to gather data about how it interacts with a challenging off-road environment — 'TartanDrive' could be used to train self-driving ATVs in the future.

"Unlike autonomous street driving, off-road driving is more challenging because you have to understand the dynamics of the terrain in order to drive safely and to drive faster," said Wenshan Wang , a project scientist in the Robotics Institute.