DARPA Grand Challenge ‘05
•What is DARPA?
•The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
•DARPA supervises many of the DoD’s riskier ventures.
•What is this year’s Challenge?
•To create an autonomous vehicle that can complete a 150 mile course in the deserts of Nevada.
•Last year’s competition ended with only small successes.
•Four hours and 7.4 miles- Carnegie Mellon University’s Team Red
•What does DARPA hope to gain from this?
•A new weapon
• “Grand Challenge ’05- Q&A.” http://www.darpa.mil/grandchallenge/qa.html
• “Rough Ride for Robots.” http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4517001/
• “Robot Vehicles Battle for Spot in Race.” http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9332361/