Virginia Tech Autonomous Vehicle Team
Home of the 2004,2005 and 2006 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition Champions!
Recently, the Autonomous Vehicle Team competed in the 13th Annual Intelligent Vehicle Competition. The team entered three vehicles Gemini, Johnny-5, and Polaris. The vehicles swept the competition winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall! The returning vehicle Gemini won top design honors for the second year in a row as well as capturing the $10,000 grand award for best overall performance. In total the team was awarded $14,500 in prize money. Check out the full results here.
Autonomous Vehicle Team displaying some of the competitive awards from the 13th Annual IGVC at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Michigan. Pictured left to right are Sean Baity, Jon Weekley, David Eargle, Jeremy Blodgett (kneeling), Jordan Felps (kneeling), Nikolai Mille (kneeling), Tony Johnson (kneeling), Mike Avitabile, Brett Gombar, and Andrew Bacha.
In the 2004 IGVC, Gemini and Johnny-5 were the only vehicles from the United States to place in any competitive event. Johnny-5 won the $10,000 grand award as well as winning the prestigious Autonomous Challenge. Gemini won top design honors as well as third place in the Autonomous Challenge. In all, the Autonomous Vehicle Team at Virginia Tech won a total of $12,200 dollars in prize money.
last updated on: 6/22/2005