Grand Challenge 2005
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- Published on Tuesday, 08 February 2005 23:25
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In 2005 DARPA repeated the Challenge, fielded more than 198 team entries. Team CajunBot, again, successfully passed the qualification rounds and earned a place among 23 teams selected to compete in the finals.
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In the 2005 Grand Challenge, history was made as Stanford University's vehicle, Stanley , crossed the finish line after making the 132-mile course in 6 hours and 52 minutes.
As envisioned by DARPA, the 2004 and 2005 Grand Challenges successfully accelerated development of the core technology behind fully autonomous battlefield vehicles. But the technology was hardly battle ready.