The DARPA Grand Challenge was a landmark in the field of robotics: a race by autonomous vehicles through 132 miles of rough Nevada terrain. It showcased exciting and unprecedented capabilities in robotic perception, navigation, and control. The event took place in October 2005 and drew teams of competitors from academia and industry, as well as many garage hobbyists. This book presents fifteen technical papers that describe each team's driverless vehicle, race strategy, and insights. As a whole, they present the state of the art in autonomous vehicle technology and offer a glimpse of future technology for tomorrowas driverless cars.The team chose a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac pickup from a local dealer ( Figure 15.1). ... They modified the transmission and steeringcolumn (Figure 15.2). ... EMC provided the drive-by-wire capability using a steering servo, a throttle/ brake servo, a control console, two servo computers, a battery backup, and a manualanbsp;...
|Title||:||The 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge|
|Author||:||Martin Buehler, Karl Iagnemma, Sanjiv Singh|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-09-06|