Jeff Walz, Director of University Relations, Google

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Jeff Walz, Director of University Relations, Google, talks about Google, and their relationship with sponsoring University led projects. Google funds two teams for the 2007 Darpa Urba Challenge, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon, who coincidently, have a rivalry going. From wikipedia.org: The DARPA Grand Challenge is a prize competition for driverless cars, sponsored by the Defense [...]

Hendrik Dahlkamp, Software Engineer, Google

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Hendrik Dahlkamp, Software Engineer, Google, talks about the software that operates Junior. From GPS, to a 64 laser positioning system, this machine is packed full of cutting edge software, programmed by Stanford. From darpa.mil: Team List Team 23 Racing San Diego, Calif. Team Annie Way Karlsruhe, Germany Austin Robot Technology Austin, Texas Team Autonomous Solutions [...]

Darpa Site Event: Stanford

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Sebastian Thrun, Associate Professor, Mike Montemerlo, Technical Director, Stanford Racing Team, talk about the qualifying event for Stanford's autonomous vehicle "Junior", in Mountain View, California. 53 teams in total will compete, this being one of Darpa's first stops along the way. From stanford.edu: Junior is a 2006 Passat wagon whose steering, throttle and brakes have [...]