The finalists have been announced for the DARPA Grand Challenge and The Kneeslider’s sentimental favorite, Ghostrider, failed to make the main event. We already noted it was having a hard time. The finalists in alphabetical order are:
Axion Racing (Westlake Village, Calif.), Team Cajunbot (Lafayette, La.), Team CalTech (Pasadena, Calif.), CIMAR (Gainesville, Fla.), Team Cornell (Ithaca, N.Y.), Team DAD (Morgan Hill, Calif.), Desert Buckeyes (Ohio State University, Columbus), Team ENSCO (Springfield, Va.), The Golem Group/UCLA (Los Angeles), The Gray Team (Metairie, La.), Insight Ra cing (Cary, N.C.), Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems I (Littleton, Colo.), Mitre Meteorites (McLean, Va.), MonsterMoto (Cedar Park, Tex.), Mojavaton (Grand Junction, Colo.), Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.), Red Team (Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh), Red Team Too (Carnegie-Mellon), SciAutonics/Auburn Engineering, (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Stanford Racing Team (Palo Alto, Calif.), Team Terra Max (Oshkosh, Wis.), Virginia Tech Team Rocky (Blacksburg, Va.), Virginia Tech Grand Challenge Team.
There’s always next year. You have to admit, trying to get a motorcycle through a riderless event is more than a little challenging, competeing at all is quite the accomplishment.