Seminar, January 27, 2006
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Perspectives on Autonomous Desert
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Auditorium (NSH 1305)
Refreshments 3:15 pm
Talk 3:30 pm
On October 8, 2005, the government
hosted the second running of the DARPA Grand Challenge, an off-road, autonomous
robot race across the Mojave desert. Stanford's focus in perparing for this race
was predominantly on software. Our
robot, named "Stanley,"
was endowed with a modular software architecture that combined techniques from
the off-road driving field with new ideas in the area of machine learning,
probabilistic perception, and real-time planning and control. I will explain
some of these innovations in depth, and discuss some of our successes and
failures in preparing for this historic challenge.
Mike Montemerlo received his BS and MS in
Electrical/Computer Engineering from Carnegie
in 1997 and his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie
in 2003. He is currently a postdoctoral
researcher at Stanford University, where he was the Software Lead for Stanley, Stanford's
winning entry in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge.
For appointments, please contact Janice Brochetti (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.