Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Site visit course RDNF and our algorithm presentation

The folks at Southwest Research Institute have done a great job at defining the course for the site visit. CP#6 is where the obstacle (yellow car lies). With respect to unveiling our algorithm, we are in the middle of devising a lot of things (a lot of us have finals) for the time being but we have given an outline on the basics needed to a implement a GPS waypoint following vehicle by pointing out to the effort of a vehicle prepared by a large University next door (disclaimer: we have no connection what so ever with this effort) which eventually did not enter the Grand Challenge. Most entries on the subject will be at

Monday, April 16, 2007

Unveiling our algorithm, trade-offs and implementation

It is still a work in progress for some parts, but we are going to unveil the algorithm driving our vehicle: Pegasus Bridge 1, as we go along. We are still gathering data and evaluating them against different algorithms. We expect to talk about the implementation as well as the general concepts from GPS waypoint following, road following, situational awareness and learning rules. We hope to be able to do this in a timely manner, but as we are under-manned, between reporting on the algorithm and making it better we will always go for the latter. The reporting will take place here.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Part 4 Video submission completed.

We sent our video to DARPA yesterday. Next stop San Antonio at the Southwest Research Institute.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Visit of the Southwest Research Institute and our Strategy

As usual the visit at Southwest Research Institute went very smoothly. We are working on our video for the part 4 of the application. Because our approach is truely innovative and we expect no other team to go our route, we are unveiling our algorithm/software strategy in several excerpts here as we go along.