So the latest DARPA challenge is currently underway. If you haven’t heard of it, last year they were racing automated cars across the desert. The Stanford team took home the cash prize with their modded VW Touareg.
This year the ante has been upped and the contest is being held in an urban environment. Wired has some pretty good coverage, but the best stuff is up on youtube.
All this reminded me of a crazy post I saw on NPR a little while back. This guys is creating some truly remarkable “creatures” completely powered by the wind with 40’s erra mechanical processing “brains”!
Check out the video on the TED site