Thursday, October 06, 2005

A plug for the ol' school -- Cajunbot qualifies.

CajunBot, the spunky robot from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, was among 22 teams that qualified for the $2 million government-sponsored robot race across the Mojave Desert.

Team Cajunbot has spent the last week putting CajunBot -- built from a modified six-wheel amphibious vehicle -- through trials to prove the driverless vehicle could navigate a 2-mile obstacle course.

Twenty-one other teams did not qualify for the big race -- this is the second year Cajunbot has qualified.

I have seen the robot and it is, indeed, spunky. The little robot that could.

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