Chris Urmson out of Google Cars

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

A true visionary 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 [...]

Seven robots start DARPA’s Urban challenge

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 the Darpa's website. Odin #32 Blacksburg, VA VictorTango Team VictorTango is the outgrowth of longstanding research and educational program in autonomous vehicle systems [...]

Sebastian Thrun, Director of AI, Stanford

Junior places 2nd 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 [...]

Summary of the Darpa site event: Stanford

The DARPA Grand Challenge 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 [...]

Stanford’s Sebastian Thrun, on Darpa urban challenge

Grand Challenge versus Urban challenge 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 [...]

Darpa Site Event: Stanford

Stanford Racing Team Sebastian Thrun, Associate Professor, Mike Montemerlo, Technical Director, Stanford Racing Team, talks 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, [...]