The grand Challenge

 
I just spent an hour watching a documentary produced by NOVA on the Darpa Grand Challenge (for those of you who don’t know, it is a >100 mile race on desert roads for autonomous-driving vehicles).
 
It is truly a testosterone-boosting experience watching these really smart guys who made such amazing robots that completed the amazing task.
 
I have recently started to work on the sensor fusion aspects of “Alice”, the Caltech autonomous vehicle that entered the Darpa Grand Challenge who unfortunately didn’t finish the entire race. When I started looking at the problem of fusing sensor data "smartly", it looked almost too trivial to work on. But a few weeks into it, I am completely frustrated and don’t know what the hell can be done by a complete idiot like me. :-S  It indeed, looks like a grand challenge for me personally, to really master the tools to solve the problem.
 
I am glad that I watched the video today, which just made my day. It totally boosted my excitement about the work and I am ready to bite any bullet that is in my way (even if it means having to endure the horror of multi-threads programming…)
 
I quote these words and hope I will remember them constantly:
n      You can, because you believe you can.
n      Every hard effort pays off ten times.
n      Even the longest race is finished one step at a time;
even the shortest race cannot be finished without stepping forward.
 
 
 
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2 条 The grand Challenge 的回复

  1. tt说道:

    呵呵,菲在CDS念Phd么?
     
     ppl there are really nice ~~ :p
     
    +U! You can make it! ^_^
     

  2. Fei说道:

    谢谢tt,
    我已经跟了murray,虽然身份还是挂在EE……

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