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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.
Stanley did qualify for the DARPA desert race of unmanned vehicles, which features a $2 million prize. It finished the seven-day qualifying event without hitting any obtacles.