How Stanley Sees

This video recreates how the autonomous vehicle Stanley, winner of the 2005 Grand Challenge robot race, creates a map using LIDAR and GPS mounted onto the vehicle.  In this way, Stanley can "see" the terrain and make adjustments automatically as it travels along a route.

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Length: 3 Minutes, 10 Seconds
Type: Film
Image Date: 2008
Credit: Stanford University via the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: Stanford Racing Team
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Length: 3 Minutes, 10 Seconds