2005 DARPA Grand Challenge Video
Stanford University's robotic car crosses the DARPA Grand Challenge finish line in the southern Nevada desert, netting the racing team a $2 million prize from the U.S. Department of Defense. Sebastian Thrun, head of the Stanford Racing Team, celebrates.
Now that the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge is over, what's next? Who's going to be taking the wheel in the future--you or Stanley?
On June 14, the Stanford Racing Team tests Junior, a Volkswagen Passat that has been programmed to drive on its own for the upcoming DARPA Urban Challenge. CNET News.com's Zamir Haider rides along as the vehicle goes through its motions.
As the DARPA Urban Challenge gets under way in Southern California, surprise disqualifiers and some mishaps lead to an interesting race. CNET's Kevin Massy also speaks with Carnegie Mellon University's contestants about the tech they're using in their crowd-favored vehicle.\r\n
The DARPA Urban Challenge took place this weekend in Southern California. Eleven automated robot cars hit a 60-mile course to see which could complete their pre-programmed missions and outdo the rest. CNET's Kevin Massy checks out the scene before the race and as the cars launch.
What do you get when the military sponsors a 132-mile robot race across the desert with a $2 million prize? Some pretty sweet robots.
The final hours pass at the DARPA Urban Challenge, and CNET's Kevin Massy is on hand to talk with a stunt car driver on the track, as well as those in the crowd eagerly anticipating the winners.
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