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 DARPA Grand Challenge 3: Urban Challenge Announced

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Date posted: 05/05/2006

The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced it will hold its third annual Grand Challenge competition on November 3, 2007.

The Grand Challenge is a Robotics contest, which first started in Autumn 2004. The task is ro assemble a group of unmanned, self-driving vehicles, and compete in an Artificial-Intelligence race. The first two grand challenges were offroad, a 100-150 mile slog by totally self-manoeuvring vehicles.

In 2004, the best vehicle made nine miles. In 2005, the worst vehicle managed more than nine miles, and several completed the course.

For the third challenge, the course is entirely different. Its Urban.

The DARPA Urban Challenge will feature autonomous ground vehicles executing simulated military supply missions safely and effectively in a mock urban area. Safe operation in traffic is essential to U.S. military plans to use autonomous ground vehicles to conduct important missions.

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