posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 09:35 AM
I love things like "Junkyard Wars"... but find things like "robot wars" to be somewhat boring (those are more remote controlled vehicles than true
robots.) If you're the same kind of tech junkie as I am, then you've watched the Discovery special on the DARPA challenge to have full sized
vehicles travel a road through the desert. Contenders included a motorcycle, a number of cars, and at least one very large truck.
The second challenge -- "The Urban Challenge" -- takes place this year. Teams have been announced and if you live in the area you are invited to go
see it -- free -- on November 7th, 2007!
Here's the general announcement:
Here's the list of teams (some pretty high powered groups here!)
...and just in case you can't get enough of this stuff, here's their forum: