Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Getting ready for the Grand Challenge

loghiqExtremeTech interviews two of the teams competing in this saturday's Grand Challenge, DARPA's road race to see which autonomous robot can get from Barstow, CA to Las Vegas the most quickly. First one to cross the finish line wins a cool million bucks.

Disappointingly, Anthony Levandowski, leader of the team behind the Ghost Rider, the only entrant which is a motorcycle, admits that their entry isn't even designed to win the race — it can't go fast enough to complete the course in the ten hours allotted — but that they're just hoping to land some government contracts. Fortunately, the other team interviewed, Team LoGHIQ (pictured at right with their vehicle), is in it to win it.

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