‘Odin’ is Team VictorTango’s entry in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, an autonomous ground vehicle competition in an urban environment. The team includes 46 undergraduate students, 8 graduate students, 4 faculty members,5 full time TORC employees and industry partners, including Ford Motor Co. and Caterpillar, Inc. Team VictorTango successfully completed the DARPA Urban Challenge final event, finishing 3rd with a cash prize of $500,000. During the competition, Odin was able to drive several hours without human intervention, negotiating stop sign intersections, merging into and across traffic, parking, and maintaining road speeds.
Researchers: Jesse Hurdus, Shawn Kimmel, Team VictorTango