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Grand Challenge Hijinks

Peter Rojas
03.14.04
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sandstorm crashReading like a robotic comedy of errors, DARPA has produced a masterfully understated official summary of the performance of each of the teams participating in yesterday's Grand Challenge. Some highlights:

Vehicle 22 - Red Team - At mile 7.4. Vehicle went off course, got caught on an obstacle and rubber on the front wheels caught fire, which was quickly extinguished. Vehicle has been disabled.

Vehicle 21- SciAutonicsII - At mile 6.7. Vehicle went into an embankment and became stuck.  Vehicle has been disabled, and the team is recovering it.

Vehicle 5 - Team Caltech - At mile 1.3.  Vehicle went through a fence, and couldn't come back through.  Vehicle has been disabled, and the team is recovering it.

Vehicle 7 - Digital Auto Drive - At mile 6.0.  Vehicle was paused to allow a wrecker to get through, and, upon restarting, sensors were not able to determine the proper route.  After sensors tried unsuccessfully for three hours, vehicle was disabled. 

Vehicle 25 - Virginia Tech - Vehicle brakes locked up in the start area. Vehicle has been removed from the course.

Vehicle 23 - Axion Racing - Vehicle circled the wrong way in the start area. Vehicle has been removed from the course.

Vehicle 2 - Team CajunBot - Vehicle brushed a wall on its way out of the chute.  Vehicle has been removed from the course.

Vehicle 4 - Team CIMAR - At mile 0.45. Vehicle ran into some wire and got totally wrapped up in it. Vehicle has been disabled.

Vehicle 20 – Team TerraMax – Got to mile 1.2.  Vehicle then started backing up and after .5 miles, the vehicle was disabled. 

You can't make this stuff up!



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