Since ESPN passed on airing the DARPA Grand Challenge in its entirety last October, we’re grateful that PBS is picking up the slack. The esoterically excellent NOVA program will air “The Great Robot Race” tonight on PBS at 8PM EST, in which the winning VW Touareg named “Stanley” fielded by Stanford University will be showcased along with technological innovations from the other 22 contenders it creamed on its way to the crown.

Autoblog posted a bunch on the race as it was happening, most of which you can find here. Although you can bet our TiVo’s are set to tape tonight as we want to see what the future of motorsports looks like with our own eyes.

[Source: Volkswagen]