[PSAS] [Off Topic] IEEE Oregon Robotics meeting Dec 3 - Unmanned Vehicle Control

Andrew Greenberg andrew at uad.com
Fri Dec 2 01:22:01 PST 2005

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the off topic post, but I thought most people would be interested 
in this!

- Andrew

>IEEE Oregon Robotics and Automation Society Chapter Meeting
>Autonomous Vehicle Control: OregonWave Runner
>Matt Knudson and Matthew MacClary, engineering students at OSU
>When:  Saturday December 3rd, 2005, 1-3 PM
>Place: Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology (OGI)
>         Wilson Clark Center, 20000 NW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006
>         See http://www.ogi.edu/maps/ for an OGI campus map.
>         The Wilson Clark Center is Building #3.
>Registration: Please register at
>Cost:   Free and open to public.
>OregonWave "Runner" was the Oregon State University autonomous entry in the
>2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, a $2,000,000 driverless vehicle race across 132
>miles of desert trails that included tunnels, bridges, switchbacks, and
>cattle guards: www.GrandChallenge.Org
>The base vehicle is a Mini-Baja car that has been upgraded with a more
>powerful engine and larger fuel tank. This 500 lb platform has been
>augmented with an integrated GPS/INS, a forward-looking LIDAR scanner, and
>internal sensors/controls for steering, throttle, gear selection, choke, and
>LIDAR elevation. All processing is performed on microcontrollers; 4 AVRs and
>a MicroBlaze.
>Matt Knudson and Matthew MacClary from OSU will discuss the design,
>construction, and testing of vehicle hardware and software for their entry
>in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, which will be on display. They will also
>perform a live demonstration of autonomous operation of this vehicle.
>To get to OGI from Portland, take Highway 26 West to Exit 64 (185th) and
>proceed left (South) on 185th. Turn right (West) on Walker Rd. Turn left
>onto Von Neumann Drive. Parking is available in the lot. The Wilson Center
>is opposite the parking area.
>If you have any questions, please contact Nelson Bridwell at 503 740-5102,
>or via email at Bridwell at MobileRobot.Org

    Andrew Greenberg - andrew at uad.com - 503.788.1343

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