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Ohio State University Experiences at the DARPA Challenges

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-391X, e-ISSN: 1946-3928
Published October 07, 2008 by SAE International in United States
Ohio State University Experiences at the DARPA Challenges
Citation: Redmill, K., Ozguner, U., Biddlestone, S., Hsieh, A. et al., "Ohio State University Experiences at the DARPA Challenges," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 1(1):527-533, 2009,
Language: English


The Ohio State University has fielded teams at all three of the DARPA Grand Challenge and DARPA Urban Challenge autonomous vehicle competitions, using three very different vehicle platforms. In this paper we present our experiences in these competitions, comparing and contrasting the different requirements, strategies, tasks, and vehicles developed for each challenge. We will discuss vehicle control and actuation, sensors, sensor interpretation, planning, behavior, and control generation. We will also discuss lessons learned from the engineering and implementation process for these three vehicles.