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DARPA Grand Challenge, Part 2

On October 8, a handful of teams will compete in a race involving unmanned vehicles. The goal is to navigate a 150-mile course with no human intervention. Last year, the furthest a team went was 7 miles. Here’s hoping that a team actually completes the race this year.

This is the kind of stuff the government should be sponsoring. I could deal without the inherent military application, but then again, a little bit of that is okay if commercial applications also come out of this. What’s your take?