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Robotic Research, Local Motors launch autonomous shuttle at University of Buffalo

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 06:00
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CLARKSBURG, Md./PRNewswire/ -- Robotic Research and its partner Local Motors have initiated operations of the OLLI autonomous, electric shuttle at the University of Buffalo, the company announced. The University of Buffalo will leverage the OLLI shuttle for autonomous vehicle education and mapping while also testing the shuttles for campus transportation.

The project is being co-managed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York State Department of Transportation.

Robotic Research, LLC, is a small, innovative minority-owned engineering and technology company that provides advanced autonomy software and robotic technology and solutions to numerous commercial and Federal Government customers. The company currently serves as the autonomy kit provider on the US Army's Expedient Leader Follower program for autonomous convoy operations of large supply vehicles.

Alberto Lacaze, President of Robotic Research, stated, "The Robotic Research team is thrilled to address the needs of the University of Buffalo in the launch of operations of the autonomous OLLI vehicle."

Additional information about the Robotic Research - Local Motors collaboration on autonomous vehicles, including the OLLI shuttle, can be found at

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