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Future Simian

June 19, 2015

Drive up, get out of the car, make your way to the front door, open said door, step…
Update: KAIST robot team wins 2 million USD at DARPA Robot Challenge (DRC) in California

June 17, 2015

Jan Lorenz is an MSc student in DTU’s Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering Dual Degree Program with KAIST. He has…
Transforming Robot from South Korea Wins this Year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge

June 10, 2015

This year‘s DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), held in Pomona, California, last weekend brought together 23 teams from the…
Completing ‘plug task’ at DRC 2015

June 10, 2015

This year‘s DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), held in Pomona, California, last weekend brought together 23 teams from the…
Robotics Challenge Workshop: From Better Robots to Better Futures

June 10, 2015

With an eye on how future robotic technologies may affect our lives, DARPA capped an exhilarating two days…
RoboSimian Drives, Walks and Drills in Robotics Finals

June 10, 2015

Showing off its robustness and versatility, the ape-like RoboSimian robot, developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California,…
Three Teams Take Top Honors at DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

June 8, 2015

“May the best robot win” has been a frequently uttered phrase throughout the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, held…
Robots Elicit Cheers, Gasps and Groans

June 8, 2015

Culminating a year and a half of intensive preparation by teams from around the world, nearly two dozen…
JPL’s RoboSimian to compete in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

May 29, 2015

RoboSimian, the ape-like robot developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, will compete in the DARPA Robotics…
Five High School Students Win Robots4Us Video Contest—and a Trip to the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

May 18, 2015

Five short videos prepared by U.S. high school students have been selected as winning entries in DARPA’s Robots4Us…
Twenty-five Teams From Around the World to Participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

March 6, 2015

The international robotics community has turned out in force for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, a competition…
Upgraded Atlas Robot to Go Wireless as the Stakes Are Raised for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

January 21, 2015

A total of $3.5 million in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the…
Robot on board: “Athena” carries new impulses for robotics research in its luggage

December 18, 2014

Travelling from Los Angeles to Frankfurt onboard of Lufthansa flight LH 457, the passenger arrived on December 16,…
Getting bot responders into shape

December 17, 2014

Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response:…
Two Robots, One Challenge, Endless Possibility

December 10, 2014

To the theme song of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” a robot with a twisty spine rolled toward Thomas…
Field of Competitors Expands for DRC Finals

March 24, 2014

Team SCHAFT, the highest-scoring team at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in December 2013, has elected to switch to…
Ladies And Gentlemen, Boot Your Robots!

January 14, 2014

Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., was the place to be late last month for an unusual two-day competition:…
Eight Teams Earn DARPA Funds for 2014 Robotics Finals

January 8, 2014

On Dec. 21, at a racetrack complex near Miami, eight robots took their first steps into the future,…
SCHAFT team tops scores at DARPA Robotics Challenge

December 27, 2013

For those wondering who of 16 competing teams would walk away as top performers in the two-day DARPA…
DRC Trials 2013: Transforming a NASCAR Racetrack into a (Simulated) Disaster Area

December 23, 2013

Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., prepared this past week for a competition unlike any it has ever seen:…
DRC Trials 2013 Countdown: Anatomy of a Disaster-Response Robot

December 20, 2013

The Atlas robot pictured below is an example of one of many innovative prototypes of disaster-response robots scheduled…
DRC Trials 2013 Countdown: A Look at the Competition Course

December 17, 2013

The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials—taking place December 20-21 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.—aim to speed…
Turn on Your Heart Light and Meet NASA’s “Superhero” Robot

December 12, 2013

Here’s a new DARPA-inspired, NASA-built robot, complete with a glowing NASA Meatball in its chest, reminiscent of ET’s…
Seventeen Teams Qualify to Participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials

December 5, 2013

Four teams that built full robot hardware and software systems using their own funds qualified to join 13…
HUBO Ready for DARPA’s Robotics Challenge Trials

August 6, 2013

When walking on muddy or bumpy roads, the two arms of DRC-HUBO become extra legs, enabling stable and…
Team including IU researchers advances in Department of Defense robot design challenge

July 23, 2013

Researchers from Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing are on a team that has advanced in the…
Carnegie Mellon Four-Limbed Robot Will Compete In DARPA Robotic Challenge Trials This December

July 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced that a team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering…
Want $2 Million? Build A Robot!

June 26, 2013

It’s that time of the year again. The birds are chirping.  The sun is shining.  The flowers are…
DARPA robotic hand prototype shows advanced moves

May 3, 2013

Robotic hands designed and engineered for versatility and dexterity in handling harmful, harmless, small, large, light, and heavy…
Human-Scale CHIMP Robot Has Four Limbs, But Moves on Treads Like a Tank

March 15, 2013

A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center is building a new class of robot to compete in…
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