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Old September 28th 05, 09:35 PM
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Default DARPA Grand Challenge Semi-Finals

The semi-finals begins today at Fontana Speedway.

I like this picture from the OSU team:
http://oregonstate.edu/grandchallenge/drupal/files/stairs.jpg

And Alice Chang, AP writer, notes in
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050928/ap_on_sc/robot_race

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Participants ranging from souped-up SUVs to military behemoths will be
graded on how well they can self-drive on rough road, make sharp turns
and avoid obstacles - hay bales, trash cans, wrecked cars - while
relying on GPS navigation and sensors, radar, lasers and cameras that
feed information to computers.

The robots also have to heed speed limits in certain zones and pass
through a 100-foot-long tunnel designed to temporarily knock out their
GPS capabilities.

"It looks like a piece of cake," Sebastian Thrun, a computer science
professor at Stanford University, said of the qualifying course that
will challenge his team's entry, a converted Volkswagen Touareg dubbed
Stanley.
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Old October 6th 05, 11:46 PM
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They've announced the finalists:

http://www.grandchallenge.org/downloads/NQE%20Final1.pdf

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2005

FINALISTS SELECTED FOR DARPA GRAND CHALLENGE
Fontana, Calif. - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA) today announced that 23 robotic ground vehicles have been
selected to compete in a desert road test designed to advance
autonomous technologies that could one day save lives on the
battlefield.

The DARPA Grand Challenge final event will be held Saturday, October 8,
in the Mojave Desert near Primm, Nevada.
[...]
The finalists, in alphabetical order, a Axion Racing (Westlake
Village, Calif.), Team Cajunbot (Lafayette, La.), Team CalTech
(Pasadena, Calif.), CIMAR (Gainesville, Fla.), Team Cornell (Ithaca,
N.Y.), Team DAD (Morgan Hill, Calif.), Desert Buckeyes (Ohio State
University, Columbus), Team ENSCO (Springfield, Va.), The Golem
Group/UCLA (Los Angeles), The Gray Team (Metairie, La.), Insight Ra
cing (Cary, N.C.), Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems I (Littleton,
Colo.), Mitre Meteorites (McLean, Va.), MonsterMoto (Cedar Park, Tex.),
Mojavaton (Grand Junction, Colo.), Princeton University Princeton,
N.J.), Red Team (Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh), Red Team Too
(Carnegie-Mellon), SciAutonics/Auburn Engineering, (Thousand Oaks,
Calif.), Stanford Racing Team (Palo Alto, Calif.), Team Terra Max
(Oshkosh, Wis.), Virginia Tech Team Rocky (Blacksburg, Va.), Virginia
Tech Grand Challenge Team.
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