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Posted 9 Mar 2004 at 01:53 UTC by steve Share This

As we approach March 13, lots of stories are being submitted about the DARPA Grand Challenge. Since our last update, Nature has posted a short article on the race with a small photo gallery of robots and a note about environmentalists concerned that the event might disturb endangered desert tortoises. DARPA now has a crew of "tortoise marshals" rounding up any tortoises that stray into the event area. Doug McGray sent us a link to his in-depth Wired article (which includes quite a few photos). Seth Cabe emailed to say that the Team LoGHIQ website has been updated with new photos and video of their robot. Globalstar issued a press release recently saying they will provide tracking services for the race. Data will be collected from each vehicle and relayed via the Globalstar satellite constellation allowing DARPA to update a map throughout the event. And, last for today, the L.A. Daily news recently ran a story about the Spirit of Vegas team, who aren't going to finish their robot in time for the race.


live updates, posted 11 Mar 2004 at 17:03 UTC by aplumb » (Journeyer)

Also check out this site for live race updates. A link was added to it from the main race pages, so it seems to be legit: http://www.grandchallenge.org/

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