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Team Victor Tango’s Odin: Autonomous Driving Using NI LabVIEW in the DARPA Urban Challenge

Odin drives autonomously in the DARPA Urban Challenge under the control of software based on LabVIEW.

"The intuitive graphical interface of LabVIEW and ready-to-go drivers for sensors such as LIDAR made it easy for a team of undergraduate mechanical engineering students to quickly and efficiently create custom embedded software."

- Patrick Currier, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Challenge:
Developing an autonomous vehicle to complete the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge, an autonomous ground vehicle race through an urban environment.

The Solution:
Using the NI LabVIEW graphical programming environment and National Instruments hardware to enable rapid development, testing, and prototyping to successfully complete the challenge (placed third out of 89 competitors and won a $500,000 USD prize).

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Next Steps

View a Webcast on the Development of Odin and other Autonomous Vehicles

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