Wednesday, September 23, 2009

At least four robots to race in tomorrow's Grand Challenge


Now that three more teams have qualified for tomorrow's Grand Challenge robotic road race from LA to Las Vegas, it looks like there's going to be an actual race (pictured at right, the race's first qualifier, CMU's Sandstorm). Sure, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is holding the competition, had to relax the rules for qualification a bit even to get that many teams in the race. And expectations are now so low that none of the robots entered are expected to even finish the race. Hmmm. Maybe it's a good thing we cancelled our plans to fly out to Vegas for this.

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