Google Assimilates Robot Vision

posted May 22, 03:15 AM by Puffo

Google has licensed technology developed by Stanford students as a part of a recent DARPA contest.

Combining laser range finders with video data, “Stanley” — a driverless Volkswagon Touareg R5 — was able to build 3-D models of the scene in front of it. And that view helped let it finish the 131-mile Grand Challenge course first. (So did a series of learning algorithms, that let the car better interpret what it saw.)

[ From Danger Room ]