CMU to automate world's largest truck

CMU to automate world's largest truck

Postby Markus Waibel on 21 Nov 2008, 10:08

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CMU is automating this 700 ton truck to create the largest autonomous robot vehicle!
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Carnegie Mellon University and heavy construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar have teamed up to fully automate the largest type of truck on the planet, a 700-ton vehicle used in surface mining. The project will be based on software used by CMU to win the DARPA Urban Challenge and relies on GPS, laser range finders and video equipment. The automation of the giant trucks is expected to provide productivity gains through more consistency in mining operations and to enhance the safety of miners by eliminating difficulties in driving in a mine's low visibility foggy and dusty environment.

More details in CMU's robotic autonomous vehicle press release.
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Re: CMU to automate world's largest truck

Postby Anurag kesari on 04 Aug 2009, 17:06

I love Carnegie Mellon!
go on, Red Whittaker!
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