Laura Lindzey

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This paper describes the implementation and testing of Alice, the California Institute of Technology’s entry in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. Alice utilizes a highly networked control system architecture to provide high performance, autonomous driving in unknown environments. Innovations include a vehicle architecture designed for efficient testing in(More)
This paper describes Team Caltech’s technical approach and current progress towards developing new technologies to enable it to compete in and win the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Our primary technical thrusts are are three areas: (1) mission and contingency management for autonomous systems; (2) distributed sensor fusion, mapping and situational awareness;(More)
Planning for multirobot manipulation in dense clutter becomes particularly challenging as the motion of the manipulated object causes the connectivity of the robots’ free space to change. This paper introduces a data structure, the Feasible Transition Graph (FTG), and algorithms that solve such complex motion planning problems. We define an equivalence(More)
Satellite altimetric time series allow high-precision monitoring of ice-sheet mass balance. Understanding elevation changes in these regions is important because outlet glaciers along ice-sheet margins are critical in controlling flow of inland ice. Here we discuss a new airborne altimetry dataset collected as part of the ICECAP (International Collaborative(More)
Although the statement is succinct, there are a number of challenges that make this an intruiging problem. For example, each game drops a random series of pieces. Small variations in this series can lead to a large difference in score, even while using the same strategy. The reader has likely experienced this during a game of tetris; over time it is common(More)
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