Robert J. Grabowski

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The MITRE Meteor team fielded an autonomous vehicle that competed in DARPA's 2005 Grand Challenge race. This paper describes the team's approach to building its robotic vehicle, the vehicle and components that let the vehicle see and act, and the computer software that made the vehicle autonomous. It presents how the team prepared for the race and how their(More)
In this paper, we describe the design and development of a network of large unmanned ground vehicles (LUGVs) using low-cost, off-the-shelf technology and building upon experience gained at the 2005 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge. Our unique distributed architecture allows robots with different capabilities to interact,(More)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) challenged autonomous ground vehicle developers in the "2005 DARPA Grand Challenge" to build a vehicle that could complete a 132 mile course through the American desert southwest. MITRE, a not-for-profit systems engineering company, responded to this challenge by creating the MITRE Meteor in just 11(More)
— This paper presents an on-line algorithm which provides high signal to noise ratio heading predictions for un-manned ground vehicles. The algorithm uses cross correlation of SICK laser scans to improve the heading predictions from GPS. It is tested on our ground vehicles in outdoor urban environment and verified to provide accurate smooth heading(More)
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