Team Underdawg

In 2005 my friend Jonathan Stark put together a team to participate in the Second DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous vehicle competition. Unlike most other participants we were not backed by a company or university – we were just a bunch of people hacking on a vehicle with not much of a budget mostly in our spare time.

Of 200-some teams that signed up, we were one of 43 that made it to the semi-finals at California Speedway in San Bernardino California.

I took a lot of pictures, and they’re split up among the galleries listed below.

Arrival and Setup

Static Test and Practice Runs

Aftermath of the First Run

Run Number Two

Aftermath of the Second Run

Run Number Three

Run Number Five