Photos: Robot vehicles race for Grand Challenge

Photos: Robot vehicles race for Grand Challenge

Summary: A $2 million prize awaits the winner of DARPA's desert contest for unmanned vehicles.

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  • Photos: Robot vehicles race for Grand Challenge

    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.

  • Photos: Robot vehicles race for Grand Challenge

    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.

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    Sandstorm, from Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team, is one of the favorites of this year's race.

    Note the dust trail picked up just driving through the testing area. Imagine what it will be like riding over desert roads.

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