CajunBot named semi-finalist in $2 million race

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August 9 2007 

UL’s team CajunBot is a step closer to qualifying for the Department of Defense’s DARPA Grand Challenge.

On Thursday during a live Web cast DARPA listed Team CajunBot as one of the 36 teams who made the next cut as semi-finalists.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us ” said Arun Lakhotia the UL professor leading the team.

Louisiana’s other team Team Gray of Metairie also made the cut.

Now the team will prepare for the National Qualification event Oct. 26-31. Those teams that qualify will race on Nov. 3.

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August 9 2007