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None of the DARPA Grand Challenge entries completed last year's challenge. Do you think any of this year's competitors will be able to finish the course?


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Oct. 7th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
so far, it looks close - 11 teams finished in the qualifiers. I'm hoping one of the CMU teams wins :)
Oct. 7th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yes. I think that they could've gained enough experience last time through to design something that can finish the race. It's a complicated problem, but not so bad as being unachievable.
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
It got some front page press in the Johnstown paper the other day....mostly about CMU's entry (unfortunately, a monstrous modified Hummer). It sounded like several of the top teams are back for a second year and have benefitted considerably from lessons learned last year. Red Whittaker of CMU is the brother of a former co-worker and he's quite the colorful character as well as the desingner/builder of the robots that were used inside TMI for cleanup work......he's been at this for quite a few years and is certainly among the best around. It will be intersting to see what happens this time.
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