Moment of visual zen: DARPA Grand Challenge illustration

In this month's Popular Science Magazine, an illustration by Kenn Brown, who says:

"DARPA is putting together a race of autonomous (robotic) vehicles that runs from LA to Las Vegas. Completely remote, no one at the wheel. They are recruiting people (these guys are serious robot geeks who build and tinker with this stuff as a hobby and obsession) to build their own vehicles to participate in the race. The vehicles range from motorcycles to HumVees. The point of this story is to illustrate DARPA's interest in this technology, and that they hope to have autonomous vehicles waging war by 2015. "

Oh, goodie. I can hardly wait.