Team Tormenta reached the National Qualifying Event 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. Please enjoy the following photos and video of our experience.
Team Tormenta presents:
Team Tormenta NQE Highlight Videos - 10/25/2005
NQE and DGC Photos - 10/14/2005
More NQE Photos - 10/21/2005
Team Tormenta takes on the challenge of the NQE
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Team Tormenta Named 2005 Grand Challenge Semifinalist
"The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced the 40
teams selected to advance to the semifinals of the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 autonomous
ground vehicle competition. The 40 teams will compete head-to-head in the National Qualification Event (NQE) at
the California Speedway in Fontana, September 27 to October 5, 2005 where 20 of the 40 teams
will be selected to compete for the $2 million prize in the Grand Challenge event, scheduled for
October 8, 2005." Team Tormenta was selected from a field of 118 entrants. Check out the
full article here.
The Black Pearl performs well at the DARPA site visit
Representatives from DARPA arrived for our team's site visit.
The vehicle was required to traverse a 200m course with randomly placed obstacles,
and performed nearly flawlessly, staying within most course boundaries and bumping
only one obstacle throughout four runs. Check out the new video in the media section.
Promotional Video posted for
For those interested in
Team Tormenta, check out our new Promotional Video
of The Black Pearl's controls, sensors, and gas, brake and steering
actuation. If you are interested in sponsoring Team Tormenta,
please contact Joe Bebel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Tormenta Submits Application
DARPA has confirmed that
they have recieved all five application parts sucessfully. To
celebrate, we're posting a sample clip from our application video: fully autonomous waypoint navigation.
The Black Pearl Officially
Following Team Tormenta's
application into the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005, Team Tormenta is proud
to unveil our entry vehicle. The deep black Jeep Cherokee Sport was
chosen after much careful consideration, and we have decided it meets
all of our main requirements.
Team Tormenta Officially
Enters DARPA Grand Challenge 2005
After submitting parts one and two of
the official DARPA Grand Challenge Application, Team Tormenta is
readying to submit their team video, part three. We thank all our
generous sponsors for making this possible.
Test Platform Operational
Sensor Test Platform is now operational! The Digital I/O Subsystem now
has a fully functioning output pathway and our relay controllers are
Sensor Test Platform Obtained
A crucial component of our testing
plan, the sensor test platform will allow sensor and navigation
software to be tested independently from the chellenge vehicle.
Paper Presented at ITSC'04
Two members of Team Tormenta, Joe Bebel
and Tej Patel, presented a paper along with Nathan Howard at the Intelligent Transportation Systems
Conference 2004 in Washington, DC. The paper covered the autonomous
system they developed as part of the Palos Verdes High School team for
the 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge.
The paper is posted here(pdf).
Team Tormenta Announced