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DARPA Grand Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

2003-04-01 19:18:01.597361+00 by ebradway 4 comments

DARPA has issued a challenge. Get an autonomous vehicle from LA to Las Vegas in under 10 hours following a specified all-terrain route. There has been some discussion elsewhere, but I'll leave it said that the solution is not in more accurate position determination (i.e., better GPS). Anyone else interested in a $1M?

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#Comment made: 2003-04-02 16:30:20.578333+00 by: petronius

I'd be happy with an effective automatic parallel-parking feature on my Chevy! I'm also sorry that the rules forbid an extremely large Juggurnaut type of vehicle that will simply smash over anything in its path on the way to see Celine Dion in Vegas.

#Comment made: 2003-04-02 22:18:44.442073+00 by: Dan Lyke

Jerry Kindall pointed to an autonomous blimp for inter-cubicle message delivery.

#Comment made: 2003-04-08 04:12:10.602834+00 by: Diane Reese [edit history]

Well, I know a hot-to-trot high school robotics team that is just itching to do the DARPA challenge and has great ideas on how to approach it (and seemingly infinite energy and time to do so), if only they can find one or more sponsors willing to front them the resources and/or mentor them. Anyone interested in doing this, with the help of some absolutely amazing kids who just got done with their first FIRST competition (Rookie All-Star Award, Team Spirit Award, top rookie seed, quarter-finalists at both Sacramento and Silicon Valley Regionals), let me know... (PS: I'm serious.)

#Comment Re: DARPA Grand Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles - Red Team RAcing made: 2003-07-30 19:34:35.76008+00 by: Charlie Arnold

The Carnegie Mellon University Field Robotics Center "Red Team" is participating in the Grand Challenge. Find out more about the Red Team at RedTeamRacing.org.