Ken Stratton, Caterpillar sponsors DARPA vehicles

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:48+00:00 November 8th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Military, Podcasts, Robots, Technology, Universities, Video, youtube.com|

It's not just the vehicle or the University that wins this race, but the sponsors that help out. Caterpillar is known for heavy equipment, but what most people don't realize is that they are heavy into technology as well. Caterpillar is helping Team Oshkosh, Tartan racing (Carnegie Mellon) and Victor Tango (Virginia Tech). Listen as [...]

Darpa announces semi-finalists

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:59+00:00 August 9th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, High schools, Military, Podcasts, Racing, Robots, Safety, Technology, Universities|

DARPA ANNOUNCES 36 SEMI-FINALISTS FOR URBAN CHALLENGE Autonomous Vehicle Competition to be Held in Victorville, Calif. (Anaheim, Calif.) “ Dr. Tony Tether, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), today announced the 36 teams (list attached) selected as semi-finalists for the Urban Challenge. The semi-finalists will next compete in the Urban Challenge National [...]

Summary of the Darpa site event: Stanford

By | 2017-03-22T08:07:05+00:00 June 16th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, High schools, Manufacturers, Military, Podcasts, Racing, Robots, Safety, Universities, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

Sebastian Thrun, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford, and Mike Montemerlo, Technical Director, Stanford Racing Team, discuss how they felt Stanford did in the 4 different tests for the 2007 Darpa Urban Challenge. Stanford passed all 4, but had to redo one due to a technicality involving cones. From wikipedia.org: The DARPA Grand Challenge is a [...]

Norm Whitaker, Program Manager, DARPA

By | 2017-03-22T08:07:06+00:00 June 16th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, High schools, Military, Podcasts, Racing, Robots, Safety, Technology, Universities, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

Norm Whitaker, Program Manager, DARPA, wraps up the day in Mountain View, California. Norm also answers some questions from the press, most involving the history of Darpa, and how it came to be. From darpa.mil The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was established in 1958 as the first U.S. response to the Soviet launching [...]