December 15, 2009

Networking in optima forma: The DAPRA Red Balloons Challenge

Marking the 40th anniversary of the Internet, DARPA has announced the DARPA Network Challenge, a competition meant to explore the potential of social networking in the timely communication, wide-area team-building, and urgent mobilization required to solve broad-scope, time-critical problems.

The challenge was to be the first to submit the locations of 10 moored, 8-foot, red, weather balloons at 10 fixed locations in the continental United States. The balloons were placed in readily accessible locations and visible from nearby roads.
Am MIT Team won the challenge. Hope to see a paper about this published soon