The DARPA Urban Challenge

The DARPA Urban Challenge

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The volume edited by Martin Buehler, Karl Iagnemma and Sanjiv Singh presents a unique and complete collection of the scientific results by the finalist teams which took part into the Urban Challenge in November 2007 in the mock city environment of the George Air Force base in Victorville, California. The book is the companion of the previous book by the same editors which was devoted to the Grand Challenge in the Nevada desert of October 2005, the second in the series sponsored by DARPA.The Urban Challenge demonstrated how the fast growing progress toward the development of new perception, control, and motion planning techniques allow intelligent autonomous vehicles not only to travel significant distances in off-road terrain, but also to operate in urban scenarios. Beyond the value for future military applications motivating DARPA to sponsor the race, the expected impact in the commercial sector for automotive manufacturers is equally if not more important: autonomous sensing and control constitute key technologies to vehicles of the future that might help save thousands of lives now lost in traffic accidents!Like in the case of the previous volume, the original papers were earlier published in three special issues of the Journal of Field Robotics. Our series is very proud to reprise them and again offer archival publication as a special STAR volume!This volume, edited by Martin Buehler, Karl Iagnemma and Sanjiv Singh, presents a unique and comprehensive collection of the scientific results obtained by finalist teams that participated in the DARPA Urban Challenge in November 2007, in ...

Title:The DARPA Urban Challenge
Author:Martin Buehler, Karl Iagnemma, Sanjiv Singh
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-11-11


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