пятница, июля 28, 2006

Robot cars a reality... since 1995?

"A culmination point was achieved in 1995, when Dickmanns´ re-engineered autonomous S-Class Mercedes-Benz took a long trip from Munich in Bavaria to Copenhagen in Denmark and back. On highways the robot achieved speeds exceeding 175 kilometres per hour (roughly 110 miles per hour; there is no general speed limit on the German Autobahn). Only very rarely a human driver took over in particularly critical situations where the system was deemed not reliable enough.

Unlike the early robot cars, the S-Class Robot drove in traffic. Therefore it had to recognize other moving objects and estimate their speeds. It even suggested and executed maneuvers to pass other cars. Unlike later robot cars it did not need the global positioning system or automotive navigation system to locate itself precisely. The car´s abilities left a big impression on many observers, and heavily influenced robot car research and funding decisions world-wide."


Яфшоке. Много думал.

Додумался до conspiracy theory, что кое-кто уже давно знает, как сделать полноценный исскуственный интеллект. А может, уже сделали.