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2009-04-27 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles River Ventures (CRV), one of the nation's leading early-stage venture capital firms, today announced that Sebastian Thrun has joined the firm as senior advisor. Thrun is a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford University, where he also directs the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL). He also serves as a principal engineer at Google where he was a key driver behind Google StreetView. A leading expert...

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2006-05-02 13:28:47

LOS ANGELES -- Seven months after an unmanned Volkswagen successfully drove itself over the rugged desert, the Pentagon is sponsoring another challenge for self-driving vehicles that can weave through congested city traffic without causing an accident. The contest, to be held in November 2007, will test the vehicles' ability to independently carry out a simulated military supply mission in an urban setting in less than six hours. The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or...

2005-10-10 08:12:50

By Reed Stevenson PRIMM, Nevada (Reuters) - A Stanford University team won a $2 million prize on Sunday for sending a modified Volkswagen across 132 miles of rugged desert, guided only by sensors and computers in a race the Pentagon hopes will lead to a technological breakthrough in warfare. Twenty-three driverless vehicles were sent into the Mojave Desert on Saturday in a race sponsored by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA. After extending the...

2005-10-10 08:10:00

By Reed Stevenson PRIMM, Nevada (Reuters) - A Stanford University team won a $2 million prize on Sunday for sending a modified Volkswagen across 132 miles of rugged desert, guided only by sensors and computers in a race the Pentagon hopes will lead to a technological breakthrough in warfare. Twenty-three driverless vehicles were sent into the Mojave Desert on Saturday in a race sponsored by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA. After extending the race a...

2005-10-09 17:48:03

By Reed Stevenson PRIMM, Nevada (Reuters) - A Stanford University team won a $2 million prize on Sunday for sending a modified Volkswagen across 132 miles of rugged desert, guided only by sensors and computers in a race the Pentagon hopes will lead to a technological breakthrough in warfare. Twenty-three driverless vehicles were sent into the Mojave Desert on Saturday in a race sponsored by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA. After extending the...

2005-10-09 10:56:25

By Reed Stevenson PRIMM, Nev (Reuters) - Three modified driverless vehicles crossed the finish line and into the history books on Saturday after traversing 132 miles of desert terrain, guided only by laser sensors and onboard computers. No winner was declared yet for the $2 million prize in the race, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spur the development of driverless vehicles that one day could carry water, fuel and other supplies for the U.S. military...

2005-10-08 20:36:32

By Reed Stevenson PRIMM, Nev (Reuters) - Three modified driverless vehicles crossed the finish line and into the history books on Saturday after traversing 132 miles of desert terrain, guided only by laser sensors and onboard computers. No winner was declared yet for the $2 million prize in the race, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spur the development of driverless vehicles that one day could carry water, fuel and other supplies for the U.S. military...

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2005-09-28 14:25:00

FONTANA, Calif. -- It's the ultimate robot reality show: 43 contestants battling for a spot in a government-sponsored desert race intended to speed development of unmanned military combat vehicles. The reward? A $2 million cash prize. The autonomous robotic vehicles planned to compete Wednesday in the first of a series of qualifying rounds at the California Speedway. Half will advance to the Oct. 8 starting line of the so-called Grand Challenge. The grueling, weeklong semifinals are designed...


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