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A Hard Problem

Tension builds as teams prepare to compete in the Pentagon's DARPA Grand Challenge—a race of driverless vehicles on a 130-mile course with a $2 million check for the winner.
running time 6:33

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The Red Army

Carnegie Mellon's Red Team, headed by William Red Whittaker, prepares to field two desert racing machines for the Grand Challenge.
running time 7:41

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Team Dad, TerraMax, and Ghostrider

Three other contenders with very different approaches take on what they see as the chance of a lifetime.
running time 5:30

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Stanley

Stanford's team enters the competition late, with a focus on trying to create a vehicle that is "an intelligent decision maker."
running time 8:02

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Making the Cut

At the California Speedway, officials from DARPA judge the final runs of the qualifying event.
running time 8:07

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The Race is On

As dawn breaks over the Mojave Desert, a crowd looks on as robots prepare to go where no robot has ever gone before.
running time 7:19

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Everybody Wins

The race unfolds in surprising ways, and robotics makes a huge leap forward.
running time 6:25

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