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The favorites in a big field of robots

26 Jun 2007 : Because they're working on especially promising technology or did well in the two previous Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Desert ...

Raytheon's robot car to get 'Urban' test

2 Apr 2007 : "It's going to be a challenge," said Russell Mikesell, the leader of "Team Scorpion" that includes engineers, mechanics and scientists from...

Urban Challenge Team includes UA Engineering faculty

8 Mar 2007 : University of Arizona engineers are part of a team selected by a Department of Defense agency to build a smart vehicle that can drive itse...

The Little Car That Could Win Big, and Help Save Lives

8 Mar 2007 : Imagine this scenario: A fallen soldier stranded in enemy terrain. She has successfully radioed her position, but itís too risky to send add...

Unmanned UA car will negotiate traffic

25 Oct 2006 : You may have heard about the motor-home owner who supposedly set the cruise control, then retired to the galley to make a sandwich.
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Scorpion Wins "Best Engineering" and "Best of Class"

25 Oct 2006 : Over the weekend of October 21st and 22nd Preferred Chassis Fabrication displayed at the "Tire Pros Trucking Nationals" at Firebird Internat...

Robot car drives itself through city traffic safely

6 Oct 2006 : It's like a scene from the future: a robotic car that drives itself. That future may be closer than you think. Four local companies teamed u...

Raytheon Team Qualifies for 2007 DARPA Robotic Vehicle Competition

6 Oct 2006 : TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- "Team Scorpion," a group of engineers led by Raytheon Missile Systems and its partners Tucson E...

Robot car will drive itself through 60 miles of traffic

4 Oct 2006 : The U.S. military wants to build vehicles that can drive themselves through traffic, so it has issued 10 grants, each for $1 million, to des...

UA Engineers Building Smart Vehicle

3 Oct 2006 : UA Engineers Building Smart Vehicle with Urban Challenge Team. University of Arizona engineers are part of a team selected by a Department o...

Team Scorpion selected by DARPA for Track A

3 Oct 2006 : DARPA Announces Track A Participants for 2007 Urban Challenge. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Oct 2, 2006 announced t...

RMS To Lead DARPA Grand Urban Challenge Team

10 Aug 2006 : Raytheon Missile Systems Engineering Report: On May 1, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced plans to hold its Gra...

DARPA Propsal Finished

17 Jul 2006 : Propsal to DARPA has been submitted for the DARPA Tract A.

Team Scorpion Organized

15 Jun 2006 : The team has met and agreements have been signed. The team consists of Preferred Chassis Fabrication, Tucson Embedded Systems, iRobot, The U...

DARPA Annouces New Challenge

19 Nov 2005 : The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced plans to hold its third Grand Challenge competition on November 3, 20...