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Click on the links below to watch five segments from "The Great Robot Race" that wound up on the cutting-room floor. Watch offline by downloading clips, or subscribe to our video podcast.


Balancing Act


 

Balancing Act
"Ghostrider" was the only motorcycle entrant in the Grand Challenge. Meet the bike's young inventor, Anthony Levandowski, and find out how his ingeniously designed creation keeps itself stable using steering alone. (running time 2 minutes 52 seconds)

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DAD's Big Day


 

DAD's Big Day
Ride along with Bruce Hall, one of the two eclectic brothers who make up Team DAD (short for Digital Auto Drive), on his vehicle's first significant qualifying test in front of Grand Challenge judges. (running time 2 minutes 30 seconds)

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Desert Sandstorm


 

Desert Sandstorm
Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team knows that the only way to win a desert race is to practice in the desert. Join the team and one of its two vehicles, "Sandstorm," in the Mojave as it takes on the most dangerous road it's ever driven. (running time 2 minutes 12 seconds)

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Gas Run


 

Gas Run
The Red Team's leader, Red Whittaker, has dramatically called DARPA's Grand Challenge "the violent and wretched time of birthing a new machine." But the Challenge includes much more mundane aspects as well, as this clip of the Red Team's converted H1 Hummer called "H1ghlander" shows. (running time 1 minute 38 seconds)

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Trials and Tribulations


 

Trials & Tribulations
Behind every triumph in the Grand Challenge are a slew of travails. In this clip, see an amusing montage of the latter. (running time 55 seconds)

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The Great Robot Race
Meet the Teams

Meet the Teams
Watch video clips and learn more about the race's robots.

Cars That Drive Themselves

Cars That Drive Themselves
Stanford's Sebastian Thrun on real-world applications for robot vehicles

A Triumph for New Orleans

A Triumph
for New Orleans

How did one team survive Katrina and go on to almost win the Grand Challenge?

Video Extras

Video Extras
See a wild practice run, a motorcycle balancing itself, and more.

What Robots See

What Robots See
Look out through the "eyes" of computer-driven vehicles.



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