I was out at UBC today watching the Robot Racing 2011 event. Had lots of fun, and was impressed with what was accomplished. There were nine or ten robots registered for the day, although not all of them ran, unfortunately.
The event had three parts: (1) technical presentation; (2) drag race (fastest robot staying within the course wins); and (3) something akin to the DARPA urban challenge with traffic signs and lights, hills, multiple robots, and different terrain. The best were from the UBC team and the Waterloo team. Both were particularly impressive, although the Waterloo team was amazing on the drag race course.
Pictures and video after the break below, enjoy!