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  • 1. Robots & the Route 66 of the Future Tony Hirst Computing and Communications Dept. The Open University
  • 2. Autonomous Vehicles and Robot Cars
  • 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. DARPA Challenge Redux… October,2005 - 132 mile test route -off-road Five driverless vehicles completed the route successfully…
  • 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. Into the wild… 2010 - Google self-driving car project
  • 7. Into the wild… Today - Increasing numbers of US states passing laws allowing the testing of autonomous vehicles
  • 8. Robot or not?
  • 9. Robotic Car Parks & Dark Warehouses
  • 10. PuzzlingStorage
  • 11. Mobileshelving…
  • 12. Is the future of logistics robotic?
  • 13. MoreonOpenLearn