The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge 2005 is a field test of robotic ground vehicles designed to spotlight autonomous vehicle technology advances and accelerate the deployment of unmanned ground vehicles for military applications. DARPA announced that 23 teams have successfully passed preliminary field test trials and are set to compete for a $2 million prize on Saturday, October 8, 2005. The 150-mile course will span extreme desert and mountain terrain near
DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 organizers have selected VBrick Systems to provide digital video appliances that will stream real-time video to the Grand Challenge central command. Grand Challenge organizers will use the VBrick appliance digital video streams to track the event and provide live webcast content that will be available online to all Grand Challenge enthusiasts worldwide. VBrick MPEG-4 encoder appliances will be installed in multiple vehicles monitoring the event – and at the start and finish lines – thereby providing Grand Challenge officials and webcast viewers with engaging course views.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2005
Time: 6:00 a.m. PDT
Webcast Address: See the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 live at http://www.grandchallenge.org/
DARPA is the central research and development organization for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The agency manages research and development projects for the DoD and pursues research in technology areas where the risk can be very high, bu