The DARPA Robotic Challenge is focused on developing robots that can operate in rough terrain and austere conditions, using aids (vehicles and hand tools) commonly available in populated areas. Specifically, DRC wants to prove that the following capabilities can be accomplished.
DARPA’s Robot Challenge-The goal of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) is to create groundbreaking research and development so that future robotics can perform the most hazardous activities in future disaster response operations, in place with their human counterparts, in order to reduce casualties, avoid further destruction, and save lives.
Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), in collaboration with General Motors and Oceaneering, have designed a state-of-the-art, highly dexterous, humanoid robot: Robonaut 2 (R2). R2 is made up of multiple component technologies and systems — vision systems, image recognition systems, sensor integrations, tendon hands, control algorithms, and much more. R2’s nearly 50 patented and patent-pending technologies have the potential to be game-changers in multiple industries, including logistics and distribution, medical and industrial robotics.
The SARBOT Team is formed by more than 17 reseachers from three Universities (UPM, UAH and UC3M) and one Public Research Centre (CAR-CSIC) in Spain.
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); Universidad Politécnica de Madrid;
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Arganda del Rey, Madrid, Spain
The DARPA Spectrum Challenge—a competitive demonstration of robust wireless technologies— announced the selection of 15 of 18 semifinalists for $150,000 in prize money. DARPA plans to fill three remaining wildcard slots in August 2013 before the September 2013 semifinals at DARPA’s offices in Arlington, Va.
These radio transmitters hang from the ceiling of the Open Access Research Testbed for Next-Generation Wireless Networks (ORBIT), part of the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB) at Rutgers University at New Brunswick. Competitors in the DARPA Spectrum Challenge will test their radio software protocols in this room to help develop more robust radio communication