28 Jun '14, 2pm

DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the Robots

Meet the robotic contestants in the DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) . Click image below to start slideshow. The Defense Advanced Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge will allow only a single operator to send high-level commands to the robot, but will degrade the wireless connection with latency and intermittence. However, the operator will be able to enlist helpers to "crowd source" helpful information from the Internet. (Source: DARPA ) The DRC this go around requires: No tethers for power or communications: Forces the teams to build batteries or other fuel sources into their 300 pound robots. No"fall arrestors": Robots will have to be rugged enough to withstand a fall without damage and be able get up again on their own. No human assistance allowed to help a fallen or stuck robot. Time is shorter : All tasks will have to be completed in one hour, rather than four, as ...

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