Posted 11.03.2007 at 10:16 am 0 Comments
Race-day countdown has begun—it's 7:15 AM Pacific time, and the first robot vehicles will rumble from the starting blocks in less than an hour. Despite the morning chill in Victorville, the overall mood is exuberant. Inside the big white breakfast tent, team members in matching jackets bolt down cup after cup of coffee and hunch together over folding tables to discuss strategy. Out at the track, the vehicles slated to launch first are already pulling into their starting positions.
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