A whimsical collection of anniversaries in robotics. Coming up in the next few days:
27 September 1999: Sojourner robot fails
The little rover fails after 83 days and 100m of travel.
1 October 1930: Jacques Denavit born
2 October 1901: Charles Stark (doc) Draper born
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and here’s a link to a Web calendar view.