DARPA 2007 Part Two: Competition gets interesting Video
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.
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.
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.
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.
Molly Wood stops by Carnegie Mellon University, where scientists are building helicopter robots that could eventually swarm autonomously into a disaster site, and then provide search and rescue responders with life-saving information. Also, they're cute little flying bots!
With the roar of robot car engines, competitors in DARPA autonomous vehicle race set out across the desert. We cover the cars and the unique technology that lets the cars run without drivers.
At CES 2008, Kevin Massy looks at the prototype of this multimedia device for your car.
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Whether it's exploring the moon's craters or the inhospitable Chilean desert, robots are aiding in the research work that humans wouldn't ordinarily be able to do. At a recent visit to Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi gets up close and personal with the Scarab, Zoe, and an entry into the Lunar X Prize Challenge.
On a recent visit to Pittsburgh, Penn., CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi dropped by professor Howie Choset's Robotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University to see his latest creation, the Snakebot.