Chris Urmson, Carnegie faculty, Tartan racing

1st place – #19, Tartan Racing, “Boss” Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburg, PA

Chris Urmson, Director of Technology Tartan Racing, talks about what it is like to have been a student working on robots for the DARPA grand challenge and, now, what it is like to be part of the faculty of Carnegie Mellon working on DARPA’s urban challenge.

And just as we’re about to pack up and head out when Chris’s Dad comes along, and we talk to him about his son and all his science projects.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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