November 01, 2007

Dexter, Team Case finish in top 20 of DARPA Urban Challenge

DARPA accepts only 11 teams to compete in the final race

Victorville, CA - The Case Western Reserve University Case School of Engineering's autonomous robotic vehicle, DEXTER, was eliminated Nov. 1 from the DARPA Urban Challenge. However, Team Case did finish in the top 20. DARPA accepted only 11 teams in the final race, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the former George Air Force Base here.

"Of course we're disappointed in not making the finals," said Wyatt S. Newman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and faculty leader of Team Case. "But to make it this far on our very first try is a terrific accomplishment. I couldn't be prouder of our team, and the entire Case community has much to be proud of. Everyone worked very hard and worked long hours. We're a spirited team with a great sense of humor, and we accomplished so much in just one year."

In addition, the Discovery Channel, which is airing a documentary on the Urban Challenge in February, covered Team Case extensively throughout the competition. Producers of the documentary said they felt Team Case and DEXTER were "the most compelling team" in the competition.

Posted by: Paula Baughn, November 1, 2007 03:29 PM | News Topics: Case School of Engineering, Collaborations/Partnerships, Faculty, HeadlinesMain, Provost Initiatives, Research, Students, Support Case

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