More and more autonomous
I know that this is older news, however I still love reading articles about this race. This is truly amazing and is going to alter a lot of things. The fact that a computerized car can drive itself 131.6 miles and avoid getting stuck. Oh yeah ... and this is only 2005. So what are we going to be hearing about in 2010?
With the current rate of technological advances, five years is a huge amount of time for amazing developments to occur.
Driverless robots reach milestone in DARPA race. Stanford University's Racing Team has accomplished a historic feat of robotics, finishing first in the DARPA Grand Challenge, a 131.6-mile driverless car race that no artificially intelligent machine has ever conquered before.
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