Build me a robot...
May 13, 2003 6:53 PM   Subscribe

Grand Challenge The research arm of the US Department of Defense, DARPA, is sponsoring a $1 million winner take all contest to build a completely autonomous vehicle which can navigate a roughly 250 mile course in the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in under 10 hours. Teams from Caltech and Carnegie Mellon have formed, though anyone is allowed to enter.
posted by split atom (8 comments total)
posted by smackfu at 7:05 PM on May 13, 2003

Go Red Team go!
posted by tss at 7:19 PM on May 13, 2003

posted by xmutex at 7:24 PM on May 13, 2003

Completely autonomous desert-going robot. Hmm.

Do you get extra points for having built-in Friend or Foe Detection systems? Which is preferred, the non-lethal add-on pack, or the urban pacification model? [self-link]
posted by GriffX at 7:40 PM on May 13, 2003

Can it be an aircraft or is that cheating? lol
posted by banished at 7:41 PM on May 13, 2003

Sellouts? Now? DARPA funds an incredible amount of robotics research already, at academic institutions and elsewhere, and has for many years.

Do not direct your emnity toward the players. I recommend that you instead focus it on the game.
posted by tss at 8:02 PM on May 13, 2003

xmutex, ditto.

Why do people feel the need to link to another very losely-related thread on the same day? If you're gonna do this xFilter stuff, at least post something supporting your snarky link.
posted by hobbes at 8:37 PM on May 13, 2003

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