Several creative robots are competing for $2 million in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. CajunBot, the MAX 6-wheel amphibious all-terrain vehicle with a 25 hp twin-cylinder engine, seen during the second NQE run.
The CyberRider Vehicle, a robust vehicle designed and developed by Team CyberRider, in the California Desert near Barstow.
Juggernaut is shown here encounters the hay bales on the racetrack.
DEXTER, shown here waiting in the chute on the DARPA site, is Team ENSCO’s entrant. DEXTER is a Deployable EXtreme Terrain Enabled Robot.
Ghostrider is capable of navigating tight courses and speeds in excess of 35 mph.
The IRV, Indy Robot Racing Team’s Grand Challenge entrant, is a Jeep Rubicon decked out with a global positioning system, stabilization systems, lasers, multi-view cameras, gyroscopes and accelerometers.
MonsterMoto’s JackBot is a conventional all-terrain vehicle. Designers feel that the vehicle’s simple system will make it more likely to survive on the tough course.
The NaviGATOR is from Team CIMAR (Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics), a partnership of the University of Florida and Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
Team Banzai hopes its intriguingly designed Racer X vehicle will win the $2 million dollar prize.
RASCAL (Robust Autonomous Sensor-Controlled All-Terrain Land Vehicle), SciAutonics’ autonomous vehicle goes full steam ahead on the DARPA site.
This diesel powered four-wheel-drive, off-road utility vehicle got its nickname due to its ability to travel on rocky terrain in the most extreme conditions.