October 31, 2007
Day 7: Trick or Treat?GPS antenna cables was loose, but fortunately Amaury was quick to think of it. Once it was tightened, our IMU resumed streaming physical state information and DEXTER was off to the races! Track "C" consists of two 4-way stop intersections where DEXTER must observe intersection precedence, as well as a blocked street where DEXTER must re-plan his route and perform a U-turn to find another way to the checkpoint. DEXTER was safe, smooth and sexy, and we considered it a successful run. We also requested a re-run for all three courses this afternoon. DARPA denied our request and replied that they "already have all the information they need" to make their decision about DEXTER.
Two more teams have been scrubbed today – Axion Racing and Golem Group. Although we're sad to see the Axion Racing Twins go, DEXTER has a better shot at making the cut as other teams are scrubbed. Of note, Golem and CALTECH were both Track A teams that did not pass NQE. Track A teams received up to $1 million up front from DARPA. Team Case is a Track B team with no DARPA funding. We are one of 21 teams (including the 6 that are definitely in) vying for at most 20 spots in the final competition.
Posted by: Bradley Farnsworth October 31, 2007 02:35 PM | Category: competition
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