Evelyn Florentine

Evelyn  Florentine
MIT EECS | Angle Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Gerald J. Sussman
Department: EECS
Years: 2017-2018
Research Project Title:

Reasonableness Monitor for Autonomous Machines

abstract:As autonomous vehicles start to enter the public space, it is important for them to be able to justify their actions with a human-readable explanation. The reasonableness monitor, formed in the CSAIL Toyota Research Center, is a proof of concept designed to help autonomous vehicles justify their actions. Currently, the system can only determine the reasonableness of a (subject, object, verb) triple. However, my work looks to extend its capabilities to determine reasonableness among compound sentences with an added context. By having human-readable explanations, this reasonableness monitor will make people more comfortable with allowing autonomous machines into their sphere.
About:

“Participating in SuperUROP gives me the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence while gaining research experience. I am excited to apply the knowledge I have gained from my Course 6 classes and previous research in autonomous vehicles on my project.”