Seven robots start DARPA’s Urban challenge

By |2017-03-22T08:06:48-07:00November 10th, 2007|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, Chevy, Diesel, Ford, GM, Land Rover, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Robots, Safety, Subaru, Teenagers, Universities, Video, Volkswagen,|

Eleven teams qualified for the final day of the urban challenge. Watch as the first seven teams take off out of the starting block. The information was supplied from each team, via Darpas website. Odin #32 Blacksburg, VA VictorTango Team VictorTango is the outgrowth of a longstanding research and educational program in autonomous vehicle systems [...]

Sebastian Thrun, Director of AI, Stanford

By |2017-03-22T08:06:48-07:00November 9th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Racing, Robots, Safety, Technology, Teenagers, Universities, Video, Volkswagen,|

2nd place - #3, Stanford Racing Team, "Junior" Stanford University, Stanford, CA Under the tutelage of Sebastian Thrun, Professor of Computer Science and director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Stanford University, The Stanford Racing Team won the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005, with it's robotic VW Touareg "Stanley." Sebastian talks about safety versus speed [...]

Larry Burns, VP, R&D General Motors at DARPA

By |2017-03-22T08:06:48-07:00November 9th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, GM, Podcasts, Robots, Teenagers, Universities, Video,|

How important is the DARPA urban challenge to automobile manufacturers? Larry Burns, Vice President, Research & Development, Strategic Development for General Motors attended three days of this event and stayed to watch the ceremonies. Here is Mr. Burns talking about General Motors involvement with many Universities, DARPA's involvement with research and development and why Tartan [...]

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