Winning the DARPA Grand Challenge
Speaker: Mike Montemerlo , Stanford AI LabContact:
Date: December 15 2005
Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: G449 Patil/Kiva
Host: Nick Roy, MIT
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The 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, a 132 mile off-road autonomous robot race
through the Mojave desert, was recently won by Stanley, a robot developed at Stanford. I will be talking about the keys technologies that enabled Stanley to perform so well, in particular the roles that computer vision and machine learning played in Stanley's software.
Bio: Mike Montemerlo is a research associate at the Stanford AI Lab. He was the software lead for the Stanford Racing Team, Stanford University's entry in the DARPA Grand Challenge. He got his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. He is one of the authors of the open-source mobile robot navigation suite Carmen, and the function carmen_get_hostname_tenchar().
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