The DARPA Grand Challenge was earlier this month. What an amazing achievement. Vehicles being driven by computers, not remote control, through a desert course. I first heard of this last year after channel flipping one night and landed on our PBS station. The program was showing the 2005 Grand Challenge, if you ever get the chance it’s a must see.
In a similar venture Google has launched their $30M moon challenge “to the first private company that can safely land a robotic rover on the moon and beam back a gigabyte of images and video to Earth“ ( The Honolulu Advertiser ).
Next year George Jetson moves in next door.