Team TerraMax

Team TerraMax
Robot: "TerraMax"
Body: 16-ton Oshkosh Truck MTVR

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Affiliations: Oshkosh Truck Corp, Rockwell Collins, and the University of Parma, Italy

Hometown: Oshkosh, WI

Leaders: Jim Fravert, Scott Uhlir, Alberto Broggi

Team size: 32

Budget: Not available

Key technologies: 3-camera stereo vision, 5 laser range finders (lidar)

Biggest challenge(s): Speed, though it was one of the fastest racers, reaching up to 45 mph at times. The biggest challenge was to get a very big truck through some small spaces. As a result, TerraMax had to very accurately choose and pick its course all the way to the finish line.

Race results: 5th Place (finished course in 12:51)

What they're up to now: Demo'ing a new version (Oshkosh PLS) to the U.S. Army. Converted Oshkosh PLS to have an unmanned kit, designed to be implemented in any vehicle with drive-by-wire controls.

Where the vehicle is now: Oshkosh, WI