Google’s Self-Driving Robocar at Singularity University

by Socrates on July 15, 2011

Today the first 3 hours of lectures at Singularity University started with a workshop on robotic cars such as Google’s autonomous self-driving vehicle.

We were pleasantly surprised when Brad Templeton - our awesome Networks and Computer Systems faculty chair, secretly brought one of the prototype cars on campus. Of course, for your benefit, I couldn’t help it but take a couple of short videos.

The first one shows a few Singularity University students mobbing Google’s autonomously self-driven vehicle.

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The second video is a demonstration of the Lidar navigation and traffic control system i.e. the way that the car perceives the world around it.

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The third one is a 1 min video of the robocar exterior. You can see the roof-mounted lidar system used for traffic guidance and orientation.

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(For those video tech geeks of you who are about to ask me - the videos were taken with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V point-and-shoot camera)

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  • Julie Danaylov

    Awesome car!  PS Brad rocks!

    PPSS. NASA Police = Lame! Too bad you guys couldn’t get special clearance for this very special case ):

  • James

    Impressive and informative as usual. Thanks

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  • Ralf Lippold

    Awesome - as always. Thanks Nikola! cc @DRESDENconcept, @BMWi, wouldn’t be something here in #Dresden as well?

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