Summary of the Darpa site event: Stanford

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Sebastian Thrun, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford, and Mike Montemerlo, Technical Director, Stanford Racing Team, discuss how they felt Stanford did in the 4 different tests for the 2007 Darpa Urban Challenge. Stanford passed all 4, but had to redo one due to a technicality involving cones. From wikipedia.org: The DARPA Grand Challenge is a [...]

Norm Whitaker, Program Manager, DARPA

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Norm Whitaker, Program Manager, DARPA, wraps up the day in Mountain View, California. Norm also answers some questions from the press, most involving the history of Darpa, and how it came to be. From darpa.mil The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was established in 1958 as the first U.S. response to the Soviet launching [...]

Ganymed Stanek, Volkswagen of America, Inc., Electronics Research Lab

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Ganymed Stanek, Volkswagen of America, Inc., Electronics Research Lab, talks about Volkswagen's partnership with Stanford, inside of an unmanned Volkswagen Passat. Volkswagen worked with Stanford on Stanley, Stanford's first car that won the race in 2005, winning Stanford 2 million dollars. Keep in mind, nobody is actually driving the car. From wikipedia.org: The DARPA Grand [...]

Louis Nastro, MA, MS, Director Land Products, Applanix Corporation

By | 2017-03-22T08:07:06+00:00 June 15th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, High schools, Manufacturers, Military, Podcasts, Robots, Safety, Technology, Universities, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

Louis Nastro, MA, MS, Director Land Products, Applanix Corporation, talks about their relationship with Stanford for the 2007 Darpa Urban Challenge, and what is integrated into Junior. Most notably, howe'ver, is the unit's GPS, which allows the car to run for up to an hour with no signal. From applanix.com: Applanix is the industry leader [...]