Robots & the
Route 66 of
the Future
Tony Hirst
Computing and Communications Dept.
The Open University
Autonomous
Vehicles and
Robot Cars
US Department of Defense
Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge
2004
- driverless vehicle
- 150 mile te...
DARPA Challenge Redux…
October,2005
- 132 mile test route
-off-road
Five driverless vehicles completed the route successfu...
Into the wild…
2010
- Google self-driving car project
Robot
or not?
PuzzlingStorage
Is the future
of logistics
robotic?
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  1. 1. Robots & the Route 66 of the Future Tony Hirst Computing and Communications Dept. The Open University
  2. 2. Autonomous Vehicles and Robot Cars
  3. 3. US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge 2004 - driverless vehicle - 150 mile test route, without human intervention The best performing vehicle managed to travel less than eight miles…
  4. 4. DARPA Challenge Redux… October,2005 - 132 mile test route -off-road Five driverless vehicles completed the route successfully…
  5. 5. DARPA Challenge Part III… November,2007 - 60 mile course -urban road conditions - California state driving laws Vehicles from six teams completed the course within the six hour time limit…
  6. 6. Into the wild… 2010 - Google self-driving car project
  7. 7. Into the wild… Today - Increasing numbers of US states passing laws allowing the testing of autonomous vehicles
  8. 8. Robot or not?
  9. 9. Robotic Car Parks & Dark Warehouses
  10. 10. PuzzlingStorage
  11. 11. Mobileshelving…
  12. 12. Is the future of logistics robotic?
  13. 13. MoreonOpenLearn

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