I would like to congratulate several of my coworkers and their friends, spouses and hangers on. They made the DARPA grand challenge for the nth year in a row. Way to go! Check out their team website and individual blogs here and here.
In related news, Beach Cities Robotics is having an open house between 2 and 5pm this Sunday, 1 Oct 2006. Let these national champions show you their stuff. Way to go, kids!
And why is their so much robot activity around here? Iris picked up on it right away. Satellites are the original transformer robots. They are packed into tin cans and shot up into space. Once in space, they transform themselves into satellites that must function autonomously part of the time.
ISS Solar Transit 2
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