Broad Area Colloquium For AI-Geometry-Graphics-Robotics-Vision
Winning the DARPA Grand Challenge
October 31, 2005, 4:15PM
Hewlett (TCSeq) 200
In case you haven't heard, Stanford won the DARPA Grand Challenge.
Winning the Challenge required us to build an autonomous robot capable of
traversing 132 miles of unrehearsed desert terrain in less than 10 hours. This
talk, delivered by the leader of the Stanford Racing Team, will provide
insights into the software architecture of Stanford's winning robot. The robot
massively relied on machine learning and probabilistic modeling for sensor
interpretation and control. The speaker will explain some of the basic
algorithms that made this victory possible, and share some of the excitement
characterizing this historic event.
About the Speaker
Sebastian Thrun is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of
the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL). Two months ago, Thrun
published his monograph on "Probabilistic Robotics," which is available at
Stanford's book store.
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