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UK’s Oxford robot car is here

I guess English scientists and engineers don’t like to be outdone by their American counterparts so after many years of hearing constantly about Google’s rapid development of self-driving cars, a team from Oxford university recently unveiled their very own robot car. And they make some very big claims about the new vehicle’s capabilities compared to… Read More »

Google’s robotic cars unveiled

Out of the blue and in a post titled “What we are driving at” written by Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun of Grand and Urban Challenge fame (at least to the public because he is otherwise very well known in research circles), it was unveiled yesterday that Google has been developing robotic cars for urban environments.… Read More »

CMU Tartan Racing is the 2nd team to qualify for the Urban Challenge

Carnegie Mellon’s Tartan Racing team successfully passed the qualifying test for the upcoming Urban Challenge. They join Stanford University’s team which qualified last week. The CMU team that is led by William “Red” Whittaker has outfitted a Chevy Tahoe, nicknamed Boss, with all the necessary sensors and smarts to obey the most basic rules of… Read More »

What does Stanford’s robot car Junior see?

Stanford researchers were the winners of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Grand Challenge not long ago. They are now preparing their new vehicle for the upcoming Urban Challenge. We have talked about the new challenge in previous posts. Currently, DARPA is visiting qualified teams and testing their vehicles during a second qualifying round… Read More »