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Meet the Teams


Below, watch 30-second, pre-race video clips and read profiles of each of a dozen teams that participated in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. This random sampling will give you a good idea of the inventiveness, teamwork, and plucky perseverance that went into creating robots designed to drive themselves over a 130-mile desert course entirely without human control.


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Blue Team

Blue Team
Robot: "Ghostrider"

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Digital Auto Drive (DAD)

Digital Auto Drive (DAD)
Robot: "DAD, Are We There Yet?"

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ENSCO

ENSCO
Robot: "DEXTER" (Deployable Extreme Terrain Enabled Robot)

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Gray Team

Gray Team
Robot: "Kat-5"

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Indy Robot Racing Team

Indy Robot Racing Team
Robot: Indiana's Robotic Vehicle "IRV"

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Intelligent Vehicle Safety Technologies

Intelligent Vehicle Safety Technologies
Robot: "Desert Tortoise"

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Team Jefferson

Team Jefferson
Robot: "Tommy"

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Princeton

Princeton
Robot: "Prospect Eleven"

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Red Team

Red Team
Robots: "Sandstorm" & "H1ghlander"

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Stanford University

Stanford University
Robot: "Stanley"

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Team TerraMax

Team TerraMax
Robot: "TerraMax"

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Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech
Robots: "Rocky" & "Cliff"

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