CajunBot II missed the race for the money, but enhanced UL's image

Nov 1 2007
The Daily Advertiser

CajunBot II the autonomous vehicle designed by UL students and researchers didn’t qualify for the driverless vehicle race sponsored by the Department of Defenses’ Advanced Research Projects Agency. One of the obstacles navigating down a neighborhood street lined with parked vehicles created a problem that was not overcome in time and the chance to compete for the $2 million prize slipped away.

Despite the failure the development of CajunBot II and its predecessors has earned UL a place among schools with major robotic programs. That greatly enhances the university’s academic standing.

Everyone involved in the project deserves the gratitude of Acadiana citizens.

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