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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  • Sandstorm

    The Red Team from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University recently broke a record by driving a robotic vehicle 200 miles around a race track. It's car, Sandstorm, was originally a 1986 HMMWV or High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle. The vehicle ran in the 2004 Darpa challenge but has been re-equipped with a new engine, shocks and GPS sensors. Here, it's doing the "Pork Chop" maneuver.

  • PV Road Warriors

    The Darpa race is not just for colleges and corporations. The PV Road Warriors from Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. work on their 2004 Acura MDX, Doom Buggy.

  • Darpa team

    The team completed three mandatory runs, each under 34 seconds, and an optional freestyle demonstration around the school's football field to qualify for the final 43 teams.

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