Who’s Who of the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, June 5-6

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Source: IEEE Spectrum

See also DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals 2015  Live video streaming June 5-6, 2015–see twenty-five of the top robotics organizations in the world  competing for $3.5 million in prizes as they attempt a simulated disaster-response course.

Update: Taking first place and the $2 million in prize money that goes with it is Team Kaist of Daejeon, Republic of Korea, and its robot DRC-Hubo. Coming in second and taking home $1 million is Team IHMC Robotics of Pensacola, Fla., and its robot Running Man. The third place finisher, earning the $500,000 prize, is Tartan Rescue of Pittsburgh, and its robot CHIMP…

Launched in response to a humanitarian need that became glaringly clear during the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, in 2011, the DARPA Robotics Challenge consisted of three increasingly demanding competitions over two years. The goal was to accelerate progress in robotics and hasten the day when robots have sufficient dexterity and robustness to enter areas too dangerous for humans and mitigate the impacts of natural or man-made disasters.

The DRC Finals competition challenged participating robotics teams and their robots to complete a difficult course of eight tasks relevant to disaster response, among them driving alone, walking through rubble, tripping circuit breakers, turning valves and climbing stairs. A dozen teams from the United States and another eleven from Japan, Germany, Italy, Republic of Korea and Hong Kong competed in the outdoor competition.

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2 Responses to Who’s Who of the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, June 5-6

  1. Awesome round up I am looking forward to this! Wish the UK would be more involved with stuff like this. I’m backing HUBO 🙂 🙂

    https://ashbotandsparki.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/hubo-robot-competing-in-the-darpa-robotics-challenge/

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