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DDL Presents: MARTYKhana

December 4, 2018 || Stanford News Services

MARTY, the Dynamic Design Lab's electric DeLorean, dodges haybales as it autonomously drifts through a long and challenging obstacle course. By studying how to control a vehicle in these extreme situations, DDL researchers are helping to make autonomous vehicles safer.  Learn more

MARTY Autonomously Drifts Large Figure 8s

October 1, 2018 || Jonathan Goh / Dynamic Design Lab

The Dynamic Design Lab's autonomous electric DeLorean, MARTY, repeatedly executes a highly dynamic figure 8 drifting maneuver at 50 km/h. To do this, the controller has to account for for the limited steering range of the vehicle - during the directional transitions, it rapidly sweeps from lock-to-lock in less than a second.

By studying how to control a vehicle in these extreme situations, the researchers are helping to make autonomous vehicles safer.

For more information, please refer to https://ddl.stanford.edu/content/beyond-the-limits

MARTY Drifts Figure 8s

June 16, 2018 || Jonathan Goh / Dynamic Design Lab

The Dynamic Design Lab's autonomous electric DeLorean, MARTY, repeatedly executes a highly dynamic figure 8 drifting maneuver. During the rapid transitions between +/- 40 degrees of drift angle, the vehicle steers lock-to-lock in about a second, reaching yaw rates as high as 120 deg/s. By studying how to control a vehicle in these extreme situations, the researchers are helping to make autonomous vehicles safer.

MARTY 'Cassette-Tape' Autonomous Drifting Test

June 1, 2018 || Jonathan Goh / Dynamic Design Lab

This video of MARTY doing a 'cassette-tape' maneuver was first presented at the AVEC conference in Beijing, on July 17, 2018.

Faculty Spotlight - Chris Gerdes

May 17, 2018 || Stanford BEAM

Dr. Chris Gerdes speaks about meaningful work, the difficulties of being a grad student, and what he looks for in his student assistants.

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