Talk: "Odin's Journey: Development of Team Victor Tango's Autonomous Vehicle for the DARPA Urban Challenge"

Update: Slides available from here


        E I N L A D U N G 

zu einem Vortrag im gemeinsamen Rahmen des Kolloquiums des Fachbereich 
Informatik, des Forschungsschwerpunkt Mechatronische Systeme und 
des Graduiertenkollegs Cooperative, Adaptive and Responsive Monitoring in 
Mixed Mode Environments

Zeit:       Montag, den 10. Dezember 2007, 16.15 Uhr

Ort:        Raum S2|02-C205 (großer Hörsaal, Piloty-Gebäude, Hochschulstr. 10)

Referenten:     Jesse Hurdus und Prof. Dennis Hong, Virginia Tech

Thema:          "Odin's Journey: Development of Team Victor Tango's 
                Autonomous Vehicle for the DARPA Urban Challenge"


On November 3rd, 2007, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
hosted the Urban Challenge, an autonomous ground vehicle race through an urban
environment.  Unlike previous DARPA Grand Challenges, the Urban Challenge
introduced dynamic obstacles in a complex environment with multi-lane roads,
intersections, parking zones, and off-road terrain.  In a collaborative effort
between academia and industry, Virginia Tech and TORC Technologies formed team
Victor Tango, placing 3rd out of an original 89 competitors, winning a prize of
$500,000.  This talk will present an overview of the technical challenges faced,
team Victor Tango's approach to the problem, the competition itself, and some of
the lessons learned.


Jesse Hurdus is a MS candidate at the Mechanical Engineering Department 
of Virginia Tech in Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles

Dr. Dennis Hong is assistant professor at the Mechanical Engineering 
Department of Virginia Tech and director of the Robotics & 
Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa)


Prof. Oskar von Stryk 
Sprecher des Graduiertenkollegs 1362