The engineering company my mom works for is putting a vehicle in the DARPA Grand Challenge on Saturday, March 13th. The prize is success and million bucks.
The story about the ENSCO development of "David" is in the Post and on the web. There's also a video on the right sidebar. You need to be a registered user to see it though, sorry. Of course, registering -is- free.
The goal is to build a machine that can traverse 200 miles of Mojave Desert, with no human intervention. Cheer them on!!