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Stanley the Robot Wins Driverless Desert Race

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Stanley the Robot Wins Driverless Desert Race

Stanley the Robot Wins Driverless Desert Race

Stanley the Robot Wins Driverless Desert Race

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Nobody won a big race across the desert in Nevada. To be more precise, a robot won that race. A Volkswagen controlled by computer, with nobody behind the wheel, finished first in a course across the desert. The Pentagon sponsored the 132-mile race to encourage new technology. The winning robot is called Stanley. And the Pentagon pays a $2 million prize to the people who created him — or rather "it."

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