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NewsForge: Linux Powering UCF/DARPA Grand Challenge Vehicle

May 10, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"While enterprise and desktop discussions grab headlines, Linux is quietly infiltrating into much more mundane applications--such as running the on-board computers of the University of Central Florida's entry for the DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous, unmanned vehicle competition. Prof. Kien Hua of the College of Engineering and Computer Science heads up the UCF program as team leader...

"Make no mistake, coaxing an unmanned vehicle to navigate autonomously over a rugged, obstacle strewn 160-mile course is no walk (or drive) in the park. With a challenge like this, readers would expect Linux to be right there in the middle of the action.

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