It looks like a cross between a Hummer and a tank.
But the squat, pug-nosed car with brown body panels in place of its windshield and windows is radically different from any vehicle on todays roads or battlefields. Designed, built and outfitted by the University of Florida and a Utah company called Autonomous Solutions, it is a robot car built for one purpose: to compete against other "autonomous" vehicles in a U.S. defense agency-sponsored race this spring from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Its billed as the biggest robotics competition in history.
"No robot has ever come close to achieving anything like this before," said David Armstrong, the project manager at UFs Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics and the leader of the UF team. "Its going to be huge, and were going to be there."
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