Monday, October 30, 2006

ROBOT VEHICLES at Sneak Peeks This Week!

THE GREAT ROBOT RACE, Showing at Sneak Peeks this Week

Stop by for Sneak Peeks, our movie program for kids, this Thursday, November 2nd, 2006, at 4 P.M. This week's movies is for kids ages 7-14. Sneak Peeks is a drop-in program, and will take place in the Youth Services Program Room.

This week's movie is a PBS NOVA special called THE GREAT ROBOT RACE. 23 bizarre-looking vehicles with names like Terramax and Highlander line up at the starting gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: there’s nobody behind the wheel! Sponsored by the Pentagon’s research agency, this race for robotic, autonomous (driverless) vehicles has a $2 million prize. NOVA captures the crashes, pitfalls, frustration, fun, excitement, dirt, determination, and an eventual victory as one robot wins and several others make it all the way through the punishing desert course.

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