November 02, 2005

Stanford University wins DARPA race

The Stanford Racing Team was awarded 2 million dollars for being the first team to complete the 132 mile DARPA Grand Challenge course.

The Grand Challenge is an off-road robot competition devised by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to promote research in the area of autonomous vehicles. The challenge consists of building a robot capable of navigating 175 miles through desert terrain in less than 10 hours, with no human intervention.

Stanley, the Car finished in just under 6 hours 54 minutes and averaged over 19 miles per hours on the course.

More info on The Grand Challenge
Awesome stuff behind Stanley : Read it here Techonolgy

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