MITRE Meteor: An Off-Road Autonomous Vehicle for DARPA's Grand Challenge

July 2006
Dr. Robert J. Grabowski, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Richard Weatherly, The MITRE Corporation
Robert Bolling, The MITRE Corporation
David W. Seidel, The MITRE Corporation
Michael E. Shadid, The MITRE Corporation
Ann Jones, The MITRE Corporation
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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 vehicle performed.


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