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Computer Vision for autonomous navigation(1988) [pdf] (cmu.edu)
20 points by tush726 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

Context: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navlab

>Research on computer controlled vehicles began at Carnegie Mellon in 1984 as part of the DARPA Strategic Computing Initiative and production of the first vehicle, Navlab 1, began in 1986.

>Navlab 1 was built in 1986 using a Chevrolet panel van. The van had 5 racks of computer hardware, including 3 Sun workstations, video hardware and GPS receiver, and a Warp supercomputer. The vehicle suffered from software limitations and was not fully functional until the late 80s, when it achieved its top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

I remember watching Navlab 1 crawling slowly through Schenley Park sometime in the 80's.

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