Navigate autonomously around the Sparkfun building in Boulder, CO, by ground or air. Event is on April 15th. Shortest time wins. $300 first prize. We can win this!
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Comment by Tyler Nighswander on December 24, 2008 at 10:08am
Call it a hunch, but I bet the UAVs will do better than any UGVs :P
Good luck to anyone here who participates, be sure to post lots of pictures and videos!
Comment by Jack Crossfire on December 24, 2008 at 5:38pm
You'd need to drive a safety pilot around the building fast enough to stay in line of sight. The parking lots would have to be empty. The building's landlord would have to be on vacation. The maximum altitude would have to be high enough for GPS to work. Then there's the travel & lodging. Too bad Colorado can't be networking & Silicon Valley can't be robotics.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 24, 2008 at 8:38pm
Jack, I'm surprised--I thought you'd jump at this. It's a natural for a quadcopter. Indeed, I'm willing to bet that a quadcopter wins.

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