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Cornell AutoBike: Building the Future of Autonomous Technology!

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Project has ended
Project ended on December 12, at 12:54 AM EST
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Help Us Advance The Future of Autonomous Technology!

Who We Are

We are Cornell AutoBike, a student project team dedicated to creating the next advancement in autonomous technology. We aim to engineer a self-navigating, self-balancing autonomous bicycle that will be inexpensive, efficient, and environmentally friendly for commercial use in the future. And with a team of 30 engineers, physicists, and mathematicians, we're on track to create a fully functioning prototype by the end of Spring 2024.

About the Bike

So far, our team has been able to develop an autonomous bicycle that is capable of navigating and balancing by itself. The current bicycle comes equipped with a stereo camera that can detect, classify, and avoid objects in its surrounding environment. The bike also holds a GPS and IMU unit, and with our path-tracking, robot localization, and reinforcement learning algorithms that we pioneered, it is able to navigate and direct itself in any desired direction.

Click to learn more about the AutoBike.

Why Donate?

We have made huge strides in automating and balancing the AutoBike, but we need your help! Since our founding in 2018, every milestone we've achieved and resource we've received have all been through small donations. By contributing to our team, we will be able to purchase a new CPU and LiDAR camera to traverse the rugged and twisty roads in Ithaca in time to finish our prototype next Spring 2024. Your donation will also allow us to continue publishing our research and work for free so that others may hopefully learn, build, and utilize our algorithms to create autonomous vehicles of their own in the future.

We want to continue pushing the boundaries of autonomous technology and gain more experience in engineering, physics, and mechanical design. Thank you so much for your interest in our team: any amount truly counts!

Choose a giving level



With just $10, you will enable us to maintain our website subscription for a month!



With just $20, you will enable us to purchase additional mechatronics and drive components (like motors, bearings, and new sensors)!



A donation of $50 will help us purchase much-needed motors and teensy development boards!



A donation of $100 will enable us to purchase a custom Printed Circuit Board



A donation of $500 will enable us to purchase a new Nvidia Jetson for the much-needed efficiency and performance of the bike's occupancy grid vision system