I looks like UW has made DARPA’s cut for the 2006 Grand Challenge, although it’s not that obvious. A picture of UW’s vehicle cross-referenced with a DARPA press release (PDF) lead me to that conclusion. This is rather exciting news since I worked on a similar (concept?) vehicle last year at UW.
I hope that Mines gets on the boat and starts a Grand Challenge vehicle soon. I would do it myself, but my plate is pretty much full for the time being with new CSM Broadcasting Club and whatnot.0