We came, we saw, we raced. And some of us got hit by robots.
Happy 2.3-week anniversary of the 2013 Autonomous Vehicle Competition!
We're still basking in the glory of the event's biggest, best incarnation yet at the Boulder Reservoir on June 8th. We can't believe how well it went, and we want to say thank you again to everyone who came out for some sweet, sweet robot action! And an extra thank you to our competitors; you guys put on a great show, and we were honored that you all worked so hard for our favorite day of geekdom. We had record-breaking numbers of teams (87) and spectators (over a thousand), and we got a ton of awesome photos, a few robust sunburns, and the usual robot-related injuries. And not a single plane ended up the lake, somehow! Let's take a walk down memory lane.
A competition's not a competition without a few winners, and this year we had a whole heap - congrats! (For a review of the vehicle classes and rules, check out the official AVC page.) Hopefuls take note, these are the teams to beat next year:
Well done everyone - we had a great day and we can't wait to see what you guys come up with next year! See you in 2014!