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Explore / Sep 8, 2008 #365

 

El Tibidabo. La Montaña Mágica

 

El Tibidabo, con 512 metros de altitud, es la cima más alta de la sierra de Collserola, El parque de atracciones que se construyó hace más de cien años ha sido recuperado por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. Entre las propuestas del parque destacan las grutas fantásticas, el vértigo de la Talaia, las muecas reflejadas en el salón de los espejos, el encanto del Aeromàgic y la fascinación del Museo de los Autómatas, entre otros. Estas sensaciones vuelven a estar al alcance de mayores y pequeños en el parque de atracciones más antiguo de España y el segundo más viejo de Europa.

Nov 16 2017 - Construction along Langelier is nearing an end but until it's over it's down to one lane north and one lane south for several blocks.. I'm sure this has hurt businesses pretty hard.. at some point all the street traffic was confined to the other side of the street with police guiding traffic into their parking lots

This autonomous vehicle was MIT's entry in the DARPA Grand Challenge. Pasting from the Wikipedia page about the 2007 competition:

 

The third competition of the DARPA Grand Challenge[3], known as the "Urban Challenge", took place on November 3, 2007 at the site of the now-closed George Air Force Base (currently used as Southern California Logistics Airport), in Victorville, California (Google map).[1] The course involved a 96 km (60-mile) urban area course, to be completed in less than 6 hours. Rules included obeying all traffic regulations while negotiating with other traffic and obstacles and merging into traffic.

 

The $2 million winner was Tartan Racing, a collaborative effort by Carnegie Mellon University and General Motors Corporation, with their vehicle "Boss", a Chevy Tahoe. The second place finisher earning the $1 million prize was the Stanford Racing Team with their entry "Junior", a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Coming in third place was team Victor Tango from Virginia Tech winning the $500,000 prize with their 2005 Ford Escape hybrid, "Odin".[4] MIT placed 4th, with Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania/Lehigh University also completing the course.

 

While the 2004 and 2005 events were more physically challenging for the vehicles, the robots operated in isolation and only encountered other vehicles on the course when attempting to pass. The Urban Challenge required designers to build vehicles able to obey all traffic laws while they detect and avoid other robots on the course. This is a particular challenge for vehicle software, as vehicles must make "intelligent" decisions in real time based on the actions of other vehicles. Other than previous autonomous vehicle efforts that focused on structured situations such as highway driving with little interaction between the vehicles, this competition operated in a more cluttered urban environment and required the cars to perform sophisticated interactions with each other, such as maintaining precedence at a 4-way stop intersection.

 

Other links about this vehicle:

 

MIT Grand Challenge main site

• MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department page for the DARPA Grand Challenge, last updated June 19, 2007. (Images page from their site.)

• MIT News, June 28, 2007: Drivers Unwanted: MIT 'Robocar' takes a spin

• MIT media relations, August 9, 2007: DARPA names MIT's 'robocar' a semifinalist

• MIT News, November 1, 2007: MIT's 'robocar' named a finalist in DARPA Urban Challenge

• MIT media relations, November 5, 2007: MIT finishes fourth in DARPA challenge for robotic vehicles

• Boston.com, November 5, 2007: MIT team places fourth in robocar race

This autonomous vehicle was MIT's entry in the DARPA Grand Challenge. Pasting from the Wikipedia page about the 2007 competition:

 

The third competition of the DARPA Grand Challenge[3], known as the "Urban Challenge", took place on November 3, 2007 at the site of the now-closed George Air Force Base (currently used as Southern California Logistics Airport), in Victorville, California (Google map).[1] The course involved a 96 km (60-mile) urban area course, to be completed in less than 6 hours. Rules included obeying all traffic regulations while negotiating with other traffic and obstacles and merging into traffic.

 

The $2 million winner was Tartan Racing, a collaborative effort by Carnegie Mellon University and General Motors Corporation, with their vehicle "Boss", a Chevy Tahoe. The second place finisher earning the $1 million prize was the Stanford Racing Team with their entry "Junior", a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Coming in third place was team Victor Tango from Virginia Tech winning the $500,000 prize with their 2005 Ford Escape hybrid, "Odin".[4] MIT placed 4th, with Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania/Lehigh University also completing the course.

 

While the 2004 and 2005 events were more physically challenging for the vehicles, the robots operated in isolation and only encountered other vehicles on the course when attempting to pass. The Urban Challenge required designers to build vehicles able to obey all traffic laws while they detect and avoid other robots on the course. This is a particular challenge for vehicle software, as vehicles must make "intelligent" decisions in real time based on the actions of other vehicles. Other than previous autonomous vehicle efforts that focused on structured situations such as highway driving with little interaction between the vehicles, this competition operated in a more cluttered urban environment and required the cars to perform sophisticated interactions with each other, such as maintaining precedence at a 4-way stop intersection.

 

Other links about this vehicle:

 

MIT Grand Challenge main site

• MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department page for the DARPA Grand Challenge, last updated June 19, 2007. (Images page from their site.)

• MIT News, June 28, 2007: Drivers Unwanted: MIT 'Robocar' takes a spin

• MIT media relations, August 9, 2007: DARPA names MIT's 'robocar' a semifinalist

• MIT News, November 1, 2007: MIT's 'robocar' named a finalist in DARPA Urban Challenge

• MIT media relations, November 5, 2007: MIT finishes fourth in DARPA challenge for robotic vehicles

• Boston.com, November 5, 2007: MIT team places fourth in robocar race

waiting......

 

and..

 

keep waiting....

 

but

 

still no customer coming....

geometric goes abstract...reminds me of an insect face or the front of an old aircraft perhaps...

 

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City Architecture abstracted in this one...trying for a Cubist look

 

Entered in Glow Challenge

 

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Taken in Monsaraz, a small fortified medieval village in the Alentejo.

 

View Awards Count

urban Houses after the Deco Style...abstracted....

 

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Please / Porfavor View On Black =)

 

I took this one a few hours ago in Valparaiso...

 

I hope you are all fine =)

 

TakeCare

 

bye

 

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Tome esta foto hace unas horas en Valparaiso...

 

Espero que todos ustedes esten bien =)

 

Cuidense

 

byebye

 

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Urban Architecture given a Cubist look.....

 

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My second choice of Award Badge for the HYPOTHETICAL AWARDS Urban Challenge.....featuring Urban building styles named after art movements...such as Gothic or Deco for example...can be abstracted

 

Put 3 sizes up to give a better idea

 

.just thought it might be a bit blurry for a Challenge icon when reduced to small but OK bigger

  

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unusual colors for a geometric spinner this time....

 

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