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Video: Recap: Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition


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The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering team designed and created unmanned vehicles for the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition. Read more.


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Jon Mayer:
It's not supposed to do that.

Jon Mayer:
Um... Oh, dear god.

Derrick Yu:
Kind of looks like one of those Japanese battleships.

Derrick Yu:
Yeah guys, this is not dramatic enough.

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Derrick Yu:
So, we've just arrived here at Auburn Hills.

Derrick Yu:
We've already checked into our hotel and checked out the competition site.

Derrick Yu:
And, now we're here in the parking lot doing some last-minute testing.

Jon Mayer:
You can see that stereovision is giving not so much to work with.

Jon Mayer:
It's still managing to find its way, if haphazardly.

Derrick Yu:
Today, we have arrived at the IGVC competition site, and here we have offloaded our stuff and,

Derrick Yu:
we've been able to go outside, and been able to do some testing on

Derrick Yu:
the actual course itself. We'll bring you updates along the way, as the day progresses.

Chris Baldassano:
So we just passed qualifications on the first try.

Chris Baldassano:
This is a first in PAVE history.

Chris Baldassano:
Still got some work to do on lane following

Chris Baldassano:
but luckily we've got the next couple of days to figure it out, so,

Chris Baldassano:
it's all working out at the moment.

Chris Baldassano:
Here we are in day three.

Chris Baldassano:
We've been practicing for our design presentation, which is coming up in a half hour.

Chris Baldassano:
We've been running through it a bunch of times, so it's looking pretty good.

Chris Baldassano:
Making a few last-minute changes for the lane detection autonomous challenge.

Chris Baldassano:
Been doing some tuning for stuff in the navigation challenge.

Chris Baldassano:
So, we still have, after the design presentation today,

Chris Baldassano:
we'll have tomorrow to keep working on that stuff, and things will be pretty good for Monday.

Gordon Franken:
We're here on day four of the IGVC.

Gordon Franken:
We've just arrived at the site, and we're doing some testing for the autonomous challenge,

Gordon Franken:
which is lane following and obstacle avoidance.

Gordon Franken:
We should find out a little later today whether or not we've made it to the finals of the design competition,

Gordon Franken:
and if so, we have another presentation this afternoon.

Gordon Franken:
So, we just won first place in the design competition.

Gordon Franken:
We had a second presentation this afternoon as part of the final six competitors,

Gordon Franken:
and we ended up coming on top with a final score of 997.5 points.

Gordon Franken:
We're here on the final day of competition, and we are seeded fifth to start the autonomous run.

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Chris Baldassano:
So, we just go off our first autonomous run of the day.

Chris Baldassano:
It went great. We went 232 ft., past the rookie barrel.

Chris Baldassano:
So, we still have a lot of runs for the rest of the day, so we're going to keep working hard.

Chris Baldassano:
But, ah, we're in second place right now, and we're pretty psyched about it.

Gordon Franken:
We just finished our first run on the nav course.

Gordon Franken:
We hit six waypoints in 5 minutes and 45 seconds,

Gordon Franken:
before we nicked one of the orange barriers and our run was ended.

Gordon Franken:
For our next run, we are going to up the speed so we can actually

Gordon Franken:
hit all nine waypoints within the 6-minute allotted time,

Gordon Franken:
and we're going to hope that we see things a little bit better.

Gordon Franken:
But overall, good first run.

Award presenter:
Hello, everybody, and welcome to the 2008 IGVC.

Award presenter:
Tonight, we're going to give away a couple awards.

Award presenter:
Second team is

Award presenter:
Princeton/Kratos.

Award presenter:
Fourth place is Princeton, 7 points in 3 minutes 33 seconds.

Award presenter:
Sixth place award to Princeton University.

Award presenter:
Very close: Princeton. Congratulations.

Award presenter:
Third place, the grand award, goes to Princeton University.

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