DARPA Grand Challenge: Carnegie Mellon Video
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
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.
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Molly rings in 2006 with a screaming-hot PC, a million-dollar idea she didn't have, and a little Stephen King. Scary!
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.
Google gets into the social gaming biz, because it turns out that social gaming addiction is the key to all social media success. Well, and a 5% cut of the profits compared to Facebook's 30%. Nice move, Google. Scotland Yard is using Britain's huge network of spy cams plus facial recognition software to track down looters, DARPA just ditched millions of our dollars somewhere over the Pacific (again), and Computer Love plays it safe.
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.
A woman sues Apple for $1 million over $200 she didn't even spend. The Buzz Report explains.
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DARPA has announced a $70 million project to put implants in human brains. Plus, we check out the greatest job resume ever, and buyers hate the gold iPhone 5S!