Over the weekend, the DARPA Urban Challenge took place, in which about a dozen autonomous vehicles navigated their way through desert and city landscapes in a timed obstacle race. I was bummed out that I wasn’t able to watch the livecast of the event, but a nice highlight video of the qualified round has been posted at the Urban Challenge page (you can see about two minutes in that at least one car took out a stop sign….) and they’ll be posting a highlight video of the finals soon.
In the meantime, there are videos starting to show up on YouTube and Google. Some of my favorites include:
- Qualifying Round Footage of the winning car, CMU’s “Boss”, Part One and Part Two
- Highlights of the MIT vehicle’s run, with some interesting background audio of the team discussing its behavior
- The much reported on collision between Team Cornell and Team MIT
But if you search around for DARPA Urban Challenge 2007 you can find tons of stuff in this vein….