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This paper considers the kinematics of a novel form of hyper-redundant mobile robot locomotion which is analogous to the ‘sidewinding’ locomotion of desert s akes. TI$= form o locomotio can be generated Ey a repetitive travAing wave of mechanism bending. Using a continuous backbone curve model, we develop algorithms which enable travel in a uniform(More)
The Golem Group/UCLA team was a finalist in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, and traveled 22 miles on race day. The Golem Group was also one of the most successful teams in the 2004 Grand Challenge, traveling 5.2 miles on a shoestring budget. We present the strategies, challenges, outcomes, and lessons learned from two years of autonomous vehicle(More)
This paper presents the Golem Group/University of California at Los Angeles entry to the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge competition. We describe the main design principles behind the development of Golem 2, the race vehicle. The subsystems devoted to obstacle detection, avoidance, and state estimation are discussed in more detail. An overview of vehicle(More)
We report progress on the various separate problems necessary for the Urban Challenge. We can distinguish vehicles from non-vehicles at long range, track their position and orientation over time, and estimate their velocity and future heading; results are presented from real traffic data. In simulation, we can conduct entire Urban Challenge missions,(More)
Disclaimer The information contained in this publication is intended for general use, to assist public knowledge and discussion and to help improve the sustainable management of land, water and vegetation. It includes general statements based on scientific research. Readers are advised and need to be aware that this information may be incomplete or(More)
  • Morag Fullilove, Sandy Coyner, +14 authors William H Masterson
  • 2012
The Senate held its f i r s t meeting of the year last Tuesday, September 28. Broyles suggested sett ing up several organizations to "get the s tudents ' minds and bodies off campus." One of these is a committee on world a f fa i r s designed to st imulate campus interest in and discussion of foreign events. In connection with this Broyles hopes to have(More)
This paper outlines the process the MPC Visual Effects team used to recreate in CG the faces of WWII leaders for Discovery's TV special Virtual History, particularly the techniques employed in order to model and animate the leaders' faces.The main areas that will be covered:• Casting the actor• Modeling the face• Tracking into contemporary(More)
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