The Robotics Institute

RI | Seminar | April 20

Special RI/FRC Seminar, April 20
Time and Place | Seminar Abstract | Speaker Biography | Speaker Appointments

The RedTeam and the DARPA Grand Challenge

Chris Urmson

Carnegie Mellon University





Time and Place

Mauldin Auditorium (NSH 1305)
Special: Free Pizza, courtesy FRC and RI
Talk 12:00 pm



This talk will discuss the technology and teamwork that enabled the RedTeam to develop the most competitive entry in the DARPA grand challenge.  The talk will highlight several of the accomplishments and also explain the limitations of the existing robot and planning systems.  The talk will close with plans for the future and how the team will progress between now and the next grand challenge event in 2005.



Speaker Biography

Chris Urmson is a graduate student at the Robotics Institute and was the technical lead for the development of the RedTeam robot Sandstorm.  Prior to his involvement with the RedTeam he was a part of the team that developed and field tested the Hyperion rover in both the Arctic Circle and the Atacama desert.  Chris earned his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1998.


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Speaker Appointments

For appointments, please contact Chris Urmson.


The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.