I am nothing without a robot car…..

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:

But if you search around for DARPA Urban Challenge 2007 you can find tons of stuff in this vein….

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