Photos: Gearing up for DARPA Challenge

Photos: Gearing up for DARPA Challenge

Summary: Qualifying is over as the finalists prepare for the $2 million race Oct. 8 for robot-driven vehicles.

TOPICS: Emerging Tech

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  • Sebastian Thrun, robotics professor and head of the Stanford Racing Team, exuberant after the team's entry, Stanley, crossed the finish line, a first in the DARPA Grand Challenge.

  • The three robot finishers of the DARPA Grand Challenge: Stanford's modified Volkswagen Touareg, Stanley, and Carnegie Mellon University's robotic Hummers, Sandstorm and H1ghlander.

  • The Stanford Racing Team's "Stanley," a modified Volkswagen Touareg, drives itself on the 2.3-mile race track at the qualifying event for the DARPA Grand Challenge, scheduled for Oct. 8 at the California Speedway, near Primm Valley, Nev.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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