Monday, June 06, 2005


The Golem Group / UCLA was selected for the "Group of 40" in the DARPA Grand Challenge.

DARPA was peculiarly ham-fisted about making this announcement. First they implied that they would announce the decision on June 1, then on June 1 they said the announcement would be made June 6. (Why?) Then today I received an email saying, "See the attached letter concerning your status in the DARPA Grand Challenge." There was no attachment. Then there was a second email with no attachment. Then a third email, "We apologize for the inconvenience. You will receive an email with an attachment some time today."

I actually found out we had been selected, not from DARPA, but from a reporter, who clued me in to a press release that DARPA had made available to the media (but not to the public directly, or to the teams).

Anyway, hooray for us.


At 8:16 AM, June 17, 2005, Blogger Neil said...

Didn't know anything about the Golem Group or DARPA until today. That's the coolest thing I read about all week.


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