Robot Challenge

**HOLD FOR STORY BY ALICIA CHANG**Todd Martin puts on a Google sticker on a VW Passat called Junior at a decal shop in Redwood City, Calif., Monday, Oct. 22, 2007. The landscape for the third DARPA robot challenge has shifted from the desert to the city and so has the feel. Stanford Volkswagen SUV received so many solicitations for the upcoming race that team leaders rejected about a half dozen sponsors because of lack of real estate on their VW Passat’s vehicle body. Stanford was among the richer teams last year with support by VW, chipmaker Intel Corp., and energy drink maker Red Bull. Junior, as the Passat is called, now sports the rainbow trademark of Internet search leader Google Inc., one of three new sponsors this year for Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)