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Wired Magazine, Issue 14.01- January 2006 “The 50 Best Robots Ever” By Robert Capps Quoting from the article, … “They're exploring the deep sea and distant planets. They're saving lives in the operating room and on the battlefield. They're transforming factory floors and filmmaking. They're - oh c'mon, they're just plain cool! From Qrio to the Terminator, here are our absolute favorites (at least for now). And the “#1 Robot of All Time” Is. .. STANLEY The Stanford Racing Team's autonomous vehicle, a modified Volkswagen Touareg that can scan terrain and pick out a drivable course to a preset destination. From topic_set =
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DARPA Grand Challenge October 2005 131 mile route not revealed until 2 hrs before event began 2005 Winner : “Stanley” Volkswagen Touareg Autonomous driving based on - 5 SICK laser range sensors (25m range) - Monocular video camera - Radar (200m range) - GPS receiver w/20 cm resolution - Inertial Measurement Unit (6 dof) - 6 Pentium M BLADE processors
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Stanley covered the 131-mile Mojave Desert course in 6 hrs, 53 min, 8 sec, at an average speed of 19.1 mph. More hardware details: NovAtel Propak LB GPS receiver with OmniStar HP differential corrections Inertial Sciences Inc. ISIS inertial measurement unit Novatel Beeline GPS compass (2 antennas), and wheel odometry from the Touareg’s CAN bus.
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Typical Drivability Map PID controller accepts as input a reference trajectory provided by the path planning algorithm, and the vehicle state as provided by the Kalman filter. PID controller generates steering and velocity controls that are executed by the vehicle Controller updated at a frequency of 20Hz. Sensors acquired data at rates of 10 to 100 Hz. Map and pose information are incorporated at 10 Hz.
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