Finalists Selected for DARPA Grand Challenge


From DARPA press release pdf.

Twenty-Three Teams Take to Desert in Pursuit of $2 Million Prize for Robotics Technologies

Fontana, Calif. -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced that 23 robotic ground vehicles have been selected to compete in a desert road test designed to advance autonomous technologies that could one day save lives on the battlefield.

The DARPA Grand Challenge final event will be held Saturday, October 8, in the Mojave Desert near Primm, Nevada. The finalists will traverse a rugged desert course that features lakebeds, narrow desert roads, tight turns, tunnels, gateways and treacherous mountain passes. The actual course will not be revealed to teams until two hours before the event begins at approximately 6:30 a.m. (PDT). The team whose vehicle traverses the entire course the fastest in under ten hours will win $2 million.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are: