The DARPA Robotic Challenge Finals at the Pomona Fairgrounds is a far bigger event than I imagined. Four sets like this one plus a stage, a grandstand full of people and an exposition hall with 80+ exhibitors!
If you study the picture (click to enlarge) you can see the whole process that each of the 24 participating teams must go through:
It all starts Friday at 8 am at the Pomona Fairgrounds.
This is a big story with implications well beyond the contest aspects. I’ll be writing about it over the next few days. This is just a teaser as to what it’s all about.