Photos: Robot racers tune up for DARPA Challenge

Photos: Robot racers tune up for DARPA Challenge

Summary: Teams from around the country are getting ready for the 2005 Darpa Grand Challenge for robotic cars.


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  • Ghostrider Robot

    Pictured is the Ghostrider Robot, an autonomous motorcycle developed by a team of graduate students from the University of California. The vehicle is one of 40 semifinalists selected for the 2005 Darpa Grand Challenge, a 150-mile off-road race for autonomous vehicles. The event takes place Oct. 8.

  • Stanley

    Stanley, Stanford University's entry in the 2005 Darpa Grand Challenge, began as a Volkswagen Touareg R5, which is sold only in Europe. The $2 million prize for robotic vehicles to race across the desert has attracted 43 teams from around the United States. The field will be cut to 20 finalists for the Oct. 8 event.

  • Stanley

    Stanley's in the driver's seat with the control panel but a passenger can take over manual control of the car if needed. Click here for more photos of Stanley.

Topic: CXO

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