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Great Robot Race, The

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Meet the Teams
Watch video clips and learn more about 12 of the teams that participated in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, including information about including team sizes, budgets, and key technologies used. (Quicktime, RealVideo, or Windows Media plug-in required for video clips.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Cars That Drive Themselves
Find out about the future of unmanned vehicles in this interview with Stanford's Sebastian Thrun. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Video Extras
Watch five segments from "The Great Robot Race" that wound up on the cutting-room floor. (Quicktime, RealVideo, or Windows Media plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

What Robots See
Discover how robots use a variety of sensors—cameras, laser range finders, radar—to gauge the shape, slope, and smoothness of the terrain ahead. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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