Autonomous Vehicle in Rough Terrain
Date: Wednesday, September 28 @ 04:32:21 BST
Topic: Stereo Vision

DARPA Grand Challenge at Cornell University concentrates on an application of computer vision. A vehicle needs to be able to drive 175 miles of rough terrain without any human involvement. The prize for some happy winners to be endowed stands at $2 million.

From the full article:
"The vehicle navigates using an on-board Global Positioning System (GPS) unit accurate to within 10 centimeters, inertial and attitude sensors, stereoscopic vision and three LIDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors. They all feed into an elaborate artificial intelligence (AI) decision system that creates a small map of the immediate area around the vehicle, decides what path to follow and relays commands to controllers operating the engine, transmission and brakes..."
DARPA, by the way, is the same initiative that played a major role in spawning of the Internet.

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