Chris Urmson out of Google Cars

By | 2016-09-25T19:47:51+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

I have been interviewing Urmson since his DARPA days, his faculty time as Director of Technology at Carnegie Mellon, and from the beginning of his time at Google cars. Urmson is passionate about robots and technology. When I talked to him as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon, we spoke of the robots in Afghanistan [...]

Google’s Chris Urmson Robo Business Symposium

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:37+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Technology|Tags: , , , , |

San Jose, CA - Chris Urmson leads Google's self-driving car program and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Urmson was a keynote speaker at the 2013 Robo Business Symposium. Urmson talked about how Google's self-driving vehicles hold the promise of saving lives and reshaping our relationship with the automobile. Urmson said when he [...]

Stanford’s Sebastian Thrun, on Darpa urban challenge

By | 2017-03-22T08:07:06+00:00 June 15th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Concept cars, Military, Podcasts, Racing, Robots, Safety, Teenagers, Universities, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sebastian Thrun, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford, talks about the different challenges between previous Grand Challenges, and the current Urban Challenge. Thrun also discusses the financing behind the car, and how they received most of their money. From wikipedia.org: Sebastian Thrun, (born 1967 in Solingen, Germany) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science [...]