Local Motors partners with Robotic Research on autonomous mobility

Local Motors has partnered with Robotic Research on Olli, the co-created, electric, autonomous shuttle.

The partnership with Robotic Research is the latest integration of a new technology partner and showcase of Local Motors’ open development platform.  Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of LM Industries, parent company to Local Motors, launched the company to change the paradigm of how products are not only manufactured, but also how they are designed, developed and brought to market.

The partnership between Local Motors and Robotic Research is symbiotic, with the partners working side-by-side to integrate new sensor sets, technology and applications, allowing for quick learnings and technology development.

Robotic Research is known for providing robust autonomous mobility and ancillary technologies for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. In 2014, Robotic Research was recognized for its extraordinary success in a White House ceremony with the SBIR Tibbetts Award, which honors small business leaders in innovative technologies.

Since its inception in 2002, Robotic Research has been involved in most of the Army’s autonomous vehicle programs such as Demo III, VTI, FCS-ANS, Robotics CTA, CAMS JCTD, SUSI, SANDI and AGR. Within the last three years, Robotic Research has been transitioning its autonomous technology to autonomous transportation applications, starting with the ARIBO program at Fort Bragg. To date, Robotic Research has driven 10s of thousands of miles autonomously in some of the harshest environments around the world. Robotic Research continues to pave the way in self-driving technology.

Today, Robotic Research lends its technical expertise and proving grounds to the development of Local Motors’ self-driving shuttle, Olli.  Local Motors is proud to announce this phenomenal partnership and is excited to showcase Olli’s capabilities and the most robust autonomous system available.

Source: Local Motors