Early on, we organized across system aspects: perception, interface, planning & control, network, infrastructure. Now that the Trials are imminent, we are organized around the individual tasks that Atlas must perform.
Involvement in Prior DARPA Challenges:
Some of our members competed in the 2006-7 DARPA Urban Challenge to develop a self-driving vehicle.
Other Interesting Items of Note about the Team:
Members of our team come from departments and labs across MIT’s School of Engineering, including the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Department of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. Our team represents a new collaboration between the labs of Teller and Tedrake, along with co-Investigator Prof. Julie Shah, co-Investigator Dr. Karl Iagnemma, and contributor (and lead of MIT’s 2006-7 DARPA Urban Challenge team) Prof. John Leonard.