LinuxDevices: Linux Well-Represented at DARPA Robot Vehicle Challenge
Oct 11, 2005, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"A Stanford-designed robotic car has driven away with the $2M
prize in the second DARPA Challenge, a 175-mile race for autonomous
vehicles held this weekend in the Mojava desert south of Las Vegas.
Four of 23 vehicles completed the course, including several that
"In its first-hand, preliminary coverage of the qualification
rounds leading up to the event, TG Daily reports that 'most of the
teams are using Linux/Unix variants.' However, at least one entry
ran Windows XP--Team Mojavaton 'Xboxx' entry used a 2001 Nissan
Xterra with a wire drive system based on dual-Xeon processors. It
failed to finish the main event, after placing first in the
qualifiers, the journal reports..."