OSU moves to the semifinals
I’ve written about the Grand Challenges before, not only from DARPA but also things like the Ansari X Prize – so you can take everything I’ve said before and apply it here as well.
The semifinalists will compete in a qualifying event before 20 teams are announced as the finalists – to compete at an abandoned base in California. Not bad odds, just don’t be in the bottom half. Not being involved in these fields at all, I have no idea who the favorites are. I’m just glad OSU’s there, along with Case Western and Michigan. Sorry, Jamie, I don’t see ND on the list…
Oh – one other cool thing – the OSU team has a hybrid as their base car. Granted, it’s a hybrid SUV, but still a hybrid.