TITLE

Data Driver

AUTHOR(S)
Corcoran, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;9/4/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 14, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the efforts by Sebastian Thrun in developing robotic automobiles that combine the convenience of a car with the safety of a train. This vision has been a futurist phantasm since the 1950s, but Thrun and a car named Stanley are bringing the age of the autoroad a bit closer. Stanley is a Volkswagen Touareg built by Thrun, who teaches computer science at Stanford, and his graduate students.
ACCESSION #
22376564

 

Related Articles

  • SEBASTIAN THRUN.  // Foreign Policy;Dec2012, Issue 197, p35 

    The article presents a profile of computer scientist Sebastian Thrun, who was named one of the top global thinkers of 2012 for his work in developing the self-driving robotic automobile.

  • Driver not included. Huang, Gregory T. // New Scientist;11/19/2005, Vol. 188 Issue 2526, p48 

    This article focuses on the breakthrough in artificial intelligence with reference to the robotic cars prepared by Sebastian Thrun, director of the artificial intelligence lab at Stanford University, California. Every day for two months, Sebastian Thrun drove Stanley, his customised Volkswagen...

  • World-class robotics education for free. Mitsuoka, George // Robot;Jul/Aug2012, Issue 35, p26 

    The author discusses free world-class robotics education being offered in the U.S. The Stanford School of Engineering confirmed in 2011 that they would provide a number of free online courses. One of the courses offered by Stanford is Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Sebastian Thrun, former...

  • Turning the Car Keys Over to the Car. Levy, Steven // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);10/31/2005 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 146 Issue 18, p8 

    Reports on the U.S. Dept. of Defense's $2 million Grand Challenge race over the Mojave Desert by driverless robot vehicles. How Stanford University's Volkwagen Touareg R5 named Stanley won the race; Background and development of Stanley; Its performance in previous races; Comments from Sebastian...

  • Turning the Car Keys Over to the Car. Levy, Steven // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);10/31/2005 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 146 Issue 18, p10 

    Reports on the U.S. Dept. of Defense's $2 million Grand Challenge race over the Mojave Desert by driverless robot vehicles. How Stanford University's Volkwagen Touareg R5 named Stanley won the race; Background and development of Stanley; Its performance in previous races; Comments from Sebastian...

  • Turning the Car Keys Over to the Car. Levy, Steven // Newsweek;10/24/2005, Vol. 146 Issue 17, p20 

    Reports on the U.S. Dept. of Defense's $2 million Grand Challenge race over the Mojave Desert by driverless robot vehicles. How Stanford University's Volkwagen Touareg R5 named Stanley won the race; Background and development of Stanley; Its performance in previous races; Comments from Sebastian...

  • Google's Robot Cars Coming to a Traffic Jam Near You.  // Red Herring;10/13/2010, p1 

    The article discusses the robot car project of Google. According to the firm, robot drivers can save lives, reduce traffic jams and lighten the load of the vehicle. Software engineer Sebastian Thrun explained that the first priority in the project is traffic safety and their robot cars have a...

  • PERCEPTION: ROSIE REALITY: ROOMBA.  // Popular Science;Mar2006, Vol. 268 Issue 3, p40 

    This article presents an update on robots that can provide domestic help as of 2006. Sebastian Thrun, director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, emphasized the difficulty of getting machines to replicate our ability to perceive and manipulate the world. Most likely to yield an...

  • Is Google's search for robot dominance just beginning? Marsh, Thomas // Robot;Jul/Aug2014, Issue 47, p81 

    The article discusses technology firm Google Inc.'s strive for dominance in robotics. During 2013, Google acquired eight robot companies in a six-month period. In addition, Google is reportedly spending over 7 billion dollars every year in research & development, and mergers & acquisitions....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics