Bruce Hall, President of Velodyne LIDAR demonstrates the HDL-64E. The 64E is a ground breaking laser vision system that crushed the competition at the 2007 DARPA urban challenge. Today, Velodyne sells the 64E (list price $75,000) to organizations wishing to integrate 1″ accuracy GIS data at highway speeds.
SciVestor Executive Director Jonas Lamis narrates the Autonomous Vehicle Roadmap that was presented at RoboBusiness 2008. This presentation is based in part on Robot Central’s observations, research, and opinions of emergent technologies from the DARPA Grand Challenge series of competitions. It highlights progress and challenges in the technologies necessary to facilitate civilian autonomous vehicles. Mr. Lamis discusses a plausible technology-driven autonomous vehicle roadmap from 2010 – 2020. The presentation highlights several emerging technology vendors including Velodyne, ibeo, Grey Matter, and TORC Technologies.
Jonas Lamis contributes to Robot Central, focusing on the business aspects of the robot economy. He also authors the weblog Singularity University and is an advisor to the Singularity Institute on Artificial Intelligence. Mr. Lamis is also the editor of Architecture and Governance Magazine, and writes and speaks frequently on enterprise software technologies.
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This presentation is being presented at RoboBusiness 2008. It highlights progress and challenges in the technologies necessary to facilitate civilian autonomous vehicles. We discuss a plausible technology driven autonomous vehicle roadmap from 2010 – 2030. The presentation highlights several emerging technology vendors including Velodyne, ibeo, Grey Matter, and TORC Technologies.
We present Renteria’s Hierarchy of Autonomy Needs – from Sensory Enablement to Basic Navigation to Business Logic. We discuss the fulfillment of these needs over the course of the three Grand Challenges. We lay out an autonomous vehicle roadmap and discuss key inflection points including: 1) The Cambrian technology explosion. 2) Adoption Hill. 3) The Plateau of Tenacity. SciVestor predicts adoption rates, reduction of fuel consumption, and vehicle deaths in 2020.
Authors: Ray Renteria and Jonas Lamis
Date: April 2008
Length: 32 pages
Research ID: 08R-002
Concepts Discussed: Grand Challenge, Urban Challenge, Autonomous vehicles, Prometheus Project, Stanley, Boss, Velodyne, ibeo, Grey Matter, TORC Technologies, roadmap