Rise of the machines

Robinson, Aaron
January 2008
Wheels;Jan2008, p102
This article offers information on the Urban Challenge of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a technology laboratory inside the U.S. Department of Defense. This event is round three of the Grand Challenge, a series of robot-car races with large cash prizes for the top finishers. The robots would have to drive their simulated supply missions in a semi-urban environment of narrow dual-carriageway lanes, complete with four-way stop signs, tight turns, unexpected barricades, and parked cars. Round one of the challenge took place in 2004.


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