Crusher, the Autonomous Vehicle

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Crusher, the autonomous vehicle funded by the U.S. Defense Department and built by Carnegie Mellon University, lived up to its name during urban and desert field trials at Fort Bliss, Texas. Crusher not only drives itself, but unlike other unmanned vehicles it also sketches out real-time maps of the terrain by using laser range finders, radar, and ­stereoscopic optical cameras. Watch Crusher crush things (and maneuver around things that don’t crush well) at /video?id=241

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