Tag Results for Crusher (4)

  1. Update: The Crusher crushes -- full video of DARPA's autonomous combat vehicle

    As we said last week, we were so glad our correspondent Sally Adee wasn't destroyed by Crusher, because she made it back to IEEE Spectrum's office and put together a full video report on the field trials she attended at Fort Bliss, Texas. The Crusher creators didn't fire its gun, but they demonstrated its might by obliterating some cars -- monster truck style. …

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  2. Crusher robotic vehicle drives itself, obliterates cars but not our reporter

    Update: Some folks have had problems watching the QuickTime videos -- man, I did test this on Firefox running on both Mac OS X and Windows XP and it worked for me, but apologies anyway. And here's the solution: you can now watch the full video of the Crusher field trials without QuickTime. Last week, our correspondent Sally Adee went to Fort Bliss, Texas, to attend the field trials of DARPA's 6.5-ton unmanned, autonomous off-road vehicle, Crusher, developed by Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center. On the obstacle course, Crusher proved true to its name by …

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  3. Crusher smash Delta Airlines, pls

    Yesterday I attended Crusher's "graduation" from DARPA. It's going to be leaving its creators at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Engineering Center, and going into the army: specifically, to the Army's Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. The ceremonies took place at Fort Bliss, a base outside El Paso, TX, that is essentially 1.12 million acres of desert. But feast your eyes on some video of the "urban" part of the field trials. I'm sitting on one of those corrugated steel containers you see in the background, and hoping the thing's batting eyelashes--lidar, in …

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  4. Hulk Smash Fort Bliss, TX!

    [see update here, with video goodness] On February 19th, DARPA's 6.5-ton behemoth unmanned autonomous vehicle, which they've lovingly nicknamed Crusher, will be going through field trials in Fort Bliss, TX. As it happens, I will be there taking video and attempting to liveblog the event. This video offers a slightly disconcerting peek at the six-wheeled monstrosity that I really kind of really really want to test drive. Photo Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute But I can't, because this vehicle is autonomous by design--it was built without room for passengers, which leaves …

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