Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Intersection Navigation Demonstrated

Good news,
We successfully demonstrated intersection navigation to the level required for the site visit today. Drew videotaped our driving through an intersection after waiting for a car to clear a few times.

Also John and his students have laid down the centerline marking tape around the whole course and have made good looking stop lines for the intersection.

We have driven around the course 3 times with Little Ben to get out best estimate of it's position. This will be used to finalize our RNDF to submit this week.

Also of note we have new photos of the team up from last week.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Video Submission Completed

We've spent the last few weeks working to produce our video for submission to Darpa. It's done so here it is,

Monday, April 9, 2007

Getting the Velodyne to work

We spent the day working on demonstrating intersection navigation including vehicle avoidance. We were able to demonstrate intersection navigation with empty obstacle maps. However we ran into technical difficulties when trying to translate the maps generated by the velodyne to the

Paul has helped me out and the Velodyne can render beautiful point clouds in real time. Now that we have the correct calibration for our unit we can watch people walk down the sidewalk from 20m away, and see 5+ cars around a busy intersection. Hopefully we can post some of the recorded data into videos soon.