DARPA Urban Challenge 2007
October 26 to November 3, 2007
Videos from the event:
Live Coverage from the Race: DARPA Urban Challenge Race Blog - update 1:56 PM
Qualification runs begin at Urban Challenge
You can call it an elegant ballet of cars as the qualification runs for the DARPA Urban Challenge began. Robotic cars from 35 teams are driving themselves through three test areas trying to impress DARPA judges with their speed and obstacle avoidance skills.
Stanford shows off secret sauce
At first glance the blue Volkswagen Passat looks like any other car, well if you excuse the spinning laser sensors, numerous corporate logos and a big white number “3” plastered on the driver side windshield. But the windshield obstruction isn’t a big deal because this car from Stanford University doesn’t need a driver and from what we’ve seen at the DARPA Urban Challenge qualifications in Victorville this week, the robotic car “Junior” performs just as well – if not better – than most human drivers we’ve seen.
Team Gator Nation crashes
It was a good run, but Team Gator Nation was eliminated from the DARPA Urban Challenge qualifications the same day its bot crashed into a concrete wall.
Axion team leader talks about historic crash
While the DARPA Urban Challenge race could be the first time robotic vehicles drive 60 miles through a simulated city environment, one of the contestants is reveling in another first.
Caltech’s bot hesitantly runs through Urban Challenge qualification course
Watch Caltech's jerky run through the qualification course.
More videos in the complete story list below.
All DARPA Urban Challenge stories:
Video: Tartan Racing (CMU) wins DARPA Urban Challenge
DARPA Urban Challenge Race Blog - update 1:56 PM
Video: Mac Minis, cardboard and house fans power Urban Challenge underdog Ben Franklin Racing
Video: Another scary run for Caltech’s ALICE bot at the DARPA Urban Challenge
Smooth run by Stanford’s robotic Passat cements team’s entry into Urban Challenge
Video: Team Gray already looking past this Saturday’s Urban Challenge race
DARPA eliminates eight more teams
Video: Golem Group talks about crash
Video: Team, Stanford shows off secret sauce
Video: Team Gator Nation crashes
Six teams eliminated from the Urban Challenge
Video: Axion Racing team leader revels in historic crash
Video: Caltech's bot hesitantly runs through Urban Challenge course
Video: Autonomous Prius rebels against its masters, burns out and crashes
Video: Axion Racing’s bot collides into chase car at Urban Challenge
Video: Sting Racing successfully repairs damaged bot
Video: Bots crash at the DARPA Urban Challenge
Video: Qualification runs begin at Urban Challenge
Profile: NC State/Insight Racing Lotus
Team Oshkosh videos
Urban Challenge: Opening Ceremonies
Darpa Urban Challenge – Let’s get ready to rumble
What it takes to become a DARPA urban challenge contender
Robot car seeks to win traffic race
Shoestring budget won't stop Princeton’s Urban Challenge team
DARPA Urban Challenge: Axion Racing Interview
DARPA Urban Challenge: Teams, cars and photos
DARPA selects 36 teams for the Urban Challenge qualifier