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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Darpa Grand Challenge Footage

BoingBoing points over to footage from the Darpa Grand Challenge that happened earlier this month. I wasn't able to view the live satellite feed on the day of the event, so this is the next best thing.

While some critics have claimed that the race was a complete failure, I personally believe that we need to push ourselves sometimes in the search for new knowledge. All the systems included in these autonomous vehicles had been tested in the lab, but sometimes you have to try and make it work in the real world. I think they should hold the race each year until it is won, and then develop and even more difficult goal. The knowledge that was gained during the preparation and running of this challenge was immense and should not be demeaned just because no one completed the course.


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