DDL Presents: MARTYKhana
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.
MARTY Drifts Figure 8s
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.
Faculty Spotlight - Chris Gerdes
Dr. Chris Gerdes speaks about meaningful work, the difficulties of being a grad student, and what he looks for in his student assistants.
Introducing MARTY, Stanford's self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean
Stanford engineers built an autonomous DeLorean capable of stable, precise drifting at large angles in order to study how cars perform in extreme situations, which could ultimately guide the development of autonomous safety protocols. Please see the article for more information.
Chris Gerdes, "Who Will Be Driving on the Highway of the Future?"
Watch, learn and connect: https://stanfordconnects.stanford.edu/
Sharing some of the exciting work happening at Stanford around self-driving cars, Professor Chris Gerdes highlights the student-built P1 vehicle and Shelley, an Audi TTS. He emphasizes the importance of safety and the role of the "big red button" as well as issues around ethics -- are self driving vehicles cars, or robots?
TEDxStanford 2012 - The Future Race Car
Auto pilot meets human pilot on the road: Chris Gerdes at TEDxStanford