Team Robo Monster™

Monday, February 14, 2005

Crunch week...

This is the week that the vehicle goes from being a regular car to full drive-by wire. We're installing Roboteq hardware for steering and throttle, along with some motors.

More members, this time coming from Cal Poly. We're working out how to make the large sensor grid resistant to damage.

More sponsors this weekend...

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Team Robo Monster™

Welcome to the Team Robo Monster Wblogger! We are working on an entry for the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge that will uniquely combine navigational ability with "attitude" in a kick-butt, unstoppable, off-road vehicle package. We have gotten our vehicle and are currently seeking sponsors and team members.

Team Robo Monster™ Responds to DARPA Grand Challenge
Desert Field Test of Robotic Vehicles Offers $2 Million Prize

Los Angeles, California, January 31, 2005 … Team Robo Monster™ announced it will participate in a Defense Department research and development initiative aimed at advancing robotics technologies for future military use. The initiative, known as the DARPA Grand Challenge, is a field test of fully autonomous ground vehicles to be conducted in the Mojave Desert on October 8, 2005. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is offering a $2 million prize to the vehicle that completes the course the fastest within a 10-hour period.