The twenty-three vehicles for strange line at the exit gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: no one behind the wheel s.
Sponsored by the Pentagon’s research agency s this race for robotic vehicles without driver has a $ 2 million. Their ultimate goal is to gather new ideas for the future of unmanned warfare.
With names like Ghostrider, and Stanley TerraMax Highlander these vehicles are equipped with advanced technology such as artificial intelligence, laser-guided GPS navigation and vision 3-D mapping systems.
But some of the world’s most advanced robots overcome a tough s 130 miles across the scorching desert terrain of Nevada? NOVA follows engineering teams of the competition in dealing with failures and system crashes tight deadlines that threaten to derail at every step.
NOVA cameras capture traps s technical career challenges and a fun twist ending as a surprise contender comes from behind to steal the race.