Stanley: The Robot that Won the DARPA Grand Challenge

TitleStanley: The Robot that Won the DARPA Grand Challenge
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsThrun, Sebastian., Dupont, C.., Jendrossek, L. - E.., Koelen, C.., Markey, C.., Rummel, C.., van Niekerk, J.., Jensen, E.., Alessandrini, P.., Bradski, Gary., Davies, B.., Ettinger, S.., Kaehler, Adrian., Nefian, Ara., Strohband, S.., Stang, P.., Aron, A.., Diebel, J.., Fong, P.., Gale, J.., Halpenny, M.., Hoffmann, G.., Lau, K.., Oakley, C.., Palatucci, M.., Pratt, V.., Mahoney, P.., Montemerlo, M.., Dahlkamp, H.., and Stavens, D.
JournalJournal of Field Robotics
Date Published2006

This article describes the robot Stanley, which won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. Stanley was developed for high-speed desert driving without manual intervention. The robot’s software system relied predominately on state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technologies, such as machine learning and probabilistic reasoning. This paper describes the major components of this architecture, and discusses the results of the Grand Challenge race.

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