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Science Nation: Cars Without Drivers

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Meet Boss – the car that can drive itself. Boss is the invention of Carnegie Mellon researcher Raj Rajkumar and his team. It has 18 sensors, including a three dimensional laser and onboard computers that connect to GPS and mapping software. When it comes to knowing the rules of the road, Boss rarely makes a mistake. With support from the National Science Foundation, it was built for a Department of Defense competition called the DARPA Urban Challenge. Boss negotiated the roads, including traffic, and was the hands down winner in 2007.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 27 seconds

Science Nation
Episode 1
4 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 2
4 minutes
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Episode 3
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Episode 4
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Episode 5
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Episode 6
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Episode 7
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Episode 8
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Episode 9
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Episode 10
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