Robots conquer desert, aim for space

Driverless cars traversed 132 miles of desert to complete the DARPA Grand Challenge. Also: NASA's 'bots for on high.

Driverless cars make history in the Mojave Desert by crossing the finish line of the 132-mile DARPA Grand Challenge. Also: Robots gear up for duty in outer space.

Stanford wins $2 million in robotic car race

The team's robotic car "Stanley" drove autonomously across 131.6 miles in the Mojave Desert in six hours and 53 minutes.
October 9, 2005
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Stanford University wins $2 million in robotic car race.

photos Images of contestants and winners at the 132-mile race across the desert sands--sans drivers.
October 9, 2005

NASA concocting robots for space flights

No, the wisecracking robot from "Lost in Space" won't go on a mission soon, but you could see vinelike creepers and a two-handed helper.
Photo: A new NASA space 'bot
October 10, 2005

Driverless robots reach milestone in DARPA race

Stanford University makes robotics history by finishing first in a driverlesss car race never before conquered.
October 8, 2005

Stanford 'Stanley' in the lead at DARPA race

At the halfway point of the military-sponsored robot car race, at least five vehicles have whizzed by autonomously.
October 8, 2005

Excitement revving as robot race gets under way

The scene at the DARPA Grand Challenge is part tailgate party, computer science fair, car show and schmoozefest.
October 8, 2005

Robots take the wheel in desert race

DARPA's robot racing challenge will pit research teams against a hazardous course--and just maybe a cactus or two.
October 7, 2005

photos A $2 million prize awaits the winner of DARPA's desert contest for unmanned vehicles.
October 7, 2005

FAQ: Keeping pace with robots

The RoboNexus confab and a desert road race should help everyone get more up-to-speed.
October 5, 2005

Robots in action

photos Recent CNET News.com photo galleries feature machines that range from lovable pets for children to monster killing machines.
September 30, 2005
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