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Computer

Issue 12 • Dec. 2006

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Article summaries

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  • Masthead

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  • Letters

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  • An expression of gratitude

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  • Reaching out to shape our future

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  • Songs of comfort and joy

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  • 32 & 16 Years Ago

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    Highlights new technologies being written about in Computer Magazine in 1974 and 1990. View full abstract»

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  • Researchers make web searches more intelligent

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  • Working Today on Tomorrow's Storage Technology

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  • News briefs

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  • Unmanned vehicles come of age: The DARPA grand challenge

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    While the DARPA Grand Challenge has revitalized interest in intelligent highway systems, autonomous vehicles, and sensing technology, a host of other novel issues afford interesting design and computer-engineering challenges for the future. View full abstract»

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  • The Pentium Chronicles

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  • VisLab and the Evolution of Vision-Based UGVs

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    The technological issues and legal considerations associated with fully automated vehicles have prompted the automotive industry to focus more on supervised systems and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Transportation departments worldwide are concerned with social, economic, or environmental objectives aimed at enhancing fuel and road network efficiency and quality of life. Recently, the... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

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  • Perception and Planning Architecture for Autonomous Ground Vehicles

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    By combining smart sensors and traversability grids with a JAUS-based component and messaging architecture, DARPA Grand Challenge finalist team CIMAR quickly developed a robust autonomous ground vehicle (AGV), a custom-built off-road vehicle. Key components included six smart sensors for detecting environmental conditions and reporting a priori data, a smart arbiter for fusing data from multiple s... View full abstract»

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  • Testing driver skill for high-speed autonomous vehicles

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    The 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, a 212-kilometer race through the Mojave Desert, showcased the state of the art in high-speed, autonomous navigation of trails and roads. To win the challenge, a team's robot had to complete the course faster than any other robot, and it had to do so within 10 hours. Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team developed two robots, which used a combination of autonomous an... View full abstract»

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  • To Drive Is Human

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    We perform an enormous number of functions while driving, and a computer trying to match a human driver must face all of them. Cornell University researchers offer an insider's perspective on the issues the DARPA Grand Challenge competitors faced in creating a humanlike driver - without the human. In preparing for the Grand Challenge, Cornell University's team divided the driving problem into thre... View full abstract»

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  • On the Importance of Being Contextual

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    Unmanned vehicles are an important evolutionary step for increased safety in a range of missions from passive observation to active exploration to aggressive proaction. To achieve this goal, these vehicles must be reliably autonomous, with effective context interpretation - the continuous understanding and monitoring of the external environment being an essential step on this path. In this approac... View full abstract»

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  • Memory-based in situ learning for unmanned vehicles

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    The ultimate goal of our research is to provide teams of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) some of the abilities of animals to adapt to their environment using their memories, without requiring exhaustive trial-and-error testing or complex modeling of the environment. We focus on UUVs because they offer the promise of making dangerous tasks such as searching for underwater hazards or surveying t... View full abstract»

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  • Call for Papers

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  • A vision for supporting autonomous navigation in urban environments

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    The autonomous navigation systems (ANS), such as autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and unmanned submersible vehicles (USVs), and modern vehicles with actuators, sensors, and computer control perform three basic functions: context gathering using sensors, processing, and action. Most researchers have put all three functions into the ANS or the robot itself to overc... View full abstract»

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