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This day in robotics

A whimsical collection of anniversaries in robotics.  Coming up in the next few days:

September 27, 2020
  • 27 September  1999: Sojourner robot fails   

    The little rover fails after 83 days and 100m of travel.

October 1, 2020
  • 1 October  1930: Jacques Denavit born   

October 2, 2020
  • 2 October  1901: Charles Stark (doc) Draper born   

October 10, 2020
  • 10 October  2005: DARPA grand challenge 2   

    Won by Stanley from Stanford

You can link to the calendar directly, it’s a shared Google calendar with id: 6qc6jisliothij6m6lr9gl7uk0@group.calendar.google.com and here’s a link to a Web calendar view.