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The 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge

Volume 36 of the series Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics pp 1-43

Stanley: The Robot That Won the DARPA Grand Challenge

  • Sebastian ThrunAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
  • , Mike MontemerloAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
  • , Hendrik DahlkampAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
  • , David StavensAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
  • , Andrei AronAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
  • , James DiebelAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
  • , Philip FongAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
  • , John GaleAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
  • , Morgan HalpennyAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
    • , Gabriel HoffmannAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
    • , Kenny LauAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
    • , Celia OakleyAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
    • , Mark PalatucciAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
    • , Vaughan PrattAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
    • , Pascal StangAffiliated withStanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
    • , Sven StrohbandAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Cedric DupontAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Lars-Erik JendrossekAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Christian KoelenAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Charles MarkeyAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Carlo RummelAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Joe van NiekerkAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Eric JensenAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Philippe AlessandriniAffiliated withElectronics Research Laboratory, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • , Gary BradskiAffiliated withIntel Research
    • , Bob DaviesAffiliated withIntel Research
    • , Scott EttingerAffiliated withIntel Research
    • , Adrian KaehlerAffiliated withIntel Research
    • , Ara NefianAffiliated withIntel Research
    • , Pamela MahoneyAffiliated withMohr Davidow Ventures

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Abstract

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