If you're interested in trying Stanley Darpa or a close variant, let me know. The challenge was a lot of fun, and I'd love to run it again sometime.
Also, I should mention that hosting for this project came from a generous education and research grant by Amazon. I built and deployed the Stanley-Darpa site using Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service. They don't explicitly endorse the project or my research, but they've done a lot to make it possible.
Some notes on the Stanley-Darpa site:
- I've put it in demo mode, posting random pictures every few seconds, so you can get a sense of how the contest actually ran. It was a lot of fun to see the pictures come in in real time -- added a lot of energy to the contest.
- The pictures you see are actual pictures from the class challenge. They've been shrunken and blurred to protect participants' IDs.
- You can submit your own pictures if you like -- I recommend keeping a "countdown" window open at the same time so that your picture doesn't scroll off the bottom before you get a chance to see it.
- The contest resets every hour so that the lists don't get too full.