MIT team finds 10 red balloons, wins DARPA network challenge

December 5th, 2009

Game over. DARPA has announced that the MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team won the DARPA Network Challenge and its $40,000 prize. The MIT team received the prize for being the first entrant to identify the locations of all ten red balloons.

Locations of the ten red ballooons in the DARPA network challenge

The MIT team used a kind of inverse pyramid scheme to encourage people to collaborate.