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November 7, 2007

Geek F1

devadutta @ 10:25 am, GMT +0000 ( 1194431146 ) Play

These cars finished 1,2 and 3 in a race held recently. Which race?
(Sorry about the badly mutilated images.. they had their logo _everywhere_ )

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Hint: Take a close look at the driver’s seat.

Cracked by: srikanth , 2ndratequizzer , alephnull , Teju , Shreyas , yaksha , MGS , Mahesh , Biki ( with a wide smile ;) ) , nihit , Tathagata Chatterjee , Vinod P.V , VikraM , vijayaraghavan , Rahul Ranade , BiGFooT , prasanth , Ganesh Prasad , Gammafunction , udupendra , jayanth and shivathilak.

Answer:
This is the DARPA Grand Challenge 2007 also called DARPA Urban Challenge 2007, where the challenge is to take a driver-less autonomous car through a racing track. These cars autonomous meaning there is no dude sitting 100m away with a RF remote controlling the car.

Quoting Mahesh for the rest of the answer

“1st Place – Tartan Racing, Pittsburgh, PA
2nd Place – Stanford Racing Team, Stanford, CA
3rd Place – Victor Tango, Blacksburg, VA”


23 Responses to “Geek F1”

  1. srikanth

    The DARPA grand challenge


  2. DARPA unmanned vehicle challenge. CMU first, Stanford second and I dunno who came third.


  3. alephnull

    The DARPA Urban Challenge (last week, iirc).


  4. Teju
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    i think its the DARPA Robotic Car Race… No drivers at their seats!!


  5. Shreyas

    DARPA Urban Challenge 2007.


  6. yaksha
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    DARPA Urban Challenge race


  7. MGS

    Darpa Urban Challenge :)

    http://www.darpa.mil/grandchallenge/index.asp


  8. Mahesh

    DARPA Urban Challenge “http://www.darpa.mil/grandchallenge/”

    1st Place – Tartan Racing, Pittsburgh, PA
    2nd Place – Stanford Racing Team, Stanford, CA
    3rd Place – Victor Tango, Blacksburg, VA

    The CMU team won a 2M $ for winnign this driverless CAR race.


  9. piezocake

    MIT’s robot car driving competition.


  10. Biki
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    darpa urban challenge ….

    1.CMU
    2.Stanford :)
    3.Virginia Tech


  11. nihit
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    DARPA Urban Challenge…


  12. Tathagata Chatterjee
    1

    The DARPA ( Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) 2007 Urban Challenge Race.
    Basically driverless robotic cars raced through a 96 km urban stretch in less than 6 hours.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  13. Vinod P.V

    DARPA – Urban Challenge (Autonomous vechile competition).
    1st Place – Tartan Racing,
    2nd Place – Stanford Racing Team
    3rd Place – Victor Tango


  14. VikraM

    DARPA’s Urban Challenge….
    all the cars are unmanned…..


  15. vijayaraghavan

    darpa urban challenge


  16. Rahul Ranade

    DARPA Challenge. I think CMU team won the 2007 version


  17. BiGFooT

    This is the DARPA Urban Challenge 2007 event , basically a race for driverless, robotic cars. The pics are of “Boss” , “Junior’ & team Victor Tango from CMU , Stanford & Virginia Tech resp.


  18. prasanth
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    1

    DARPA grand challenge


  19. Ganesh Prasad

    Urban Challenge 2007,the robot car race held by DARPA each year.

    1)Winners : Carnegie Mellon’s Tartan Racing team
    2)Stanford Universty’s Stanford Racing Team
    3)Virginia Tech’s Victor Tango Team

    btw did u take these pics ?


  20. Gammafunction
    1

    DARPA urban challenge – racing robot driven cars.The first three positions went to Carnegie Mellon,Stanford and Virginia tech resp.


  21. udupendra
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    DARPA challenge for driverless cars. Hint at the end gave it away.


  22. jayanth
    3

    US military’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency(darpa) race..


  23. shivathilak

    Carnegie Mellon first
    Stanford Second and
    Victor Tango’s “Odin” of Blacksburg, Va. third place

    it was a robotic car developed for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s 2007 Urban Challenge


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