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DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
Fairplex - Pomona, CA
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DRC FINALS
THE ROBOT AND THE OPERATOR
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN
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Cloud and Crowd Resources
Onsite operators can leverage extensive remote computing and crowd (people) resources
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Wireless Communication
With the communications cord gone, DARPA will also intentionally degrade the wireless link between the robot and the operator by adding latency and interrupting communications
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Operator Supervision
Humans will remotely observe information from robot sensors and supervise robot activity
Atlas Gets an Upgrade
Atlas Updates for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
75 Percent New
Wireless Communication
Onboard Power
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Win a Trip to the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

Welcome to
The DARPA Robotics Challenge

The DRC is a competition of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. It was designed to be extremely difficult. Participating teams, representing some of the most advanced robotics research and development organizations in the world, are collaborating and innovating on a very short timeline to develop the hardware, software, sensors, and human-machine control interfaces that will enable their robots to complete a series of challenge tasks selected by DARPA for their relevance to disaster response.

The DRC Finals will take place from June 5-6, 2015 at Fairplex in Pomona, California. The DRC Finals will require robots to attempt a circuit of consecutive physical tasks, with degraded communications between the robots and their operators; the winning team will receive a $2 million prize.

Technologies resulting from the DRC will transform the field of robotics and catapult forward development of robots featuring task-level autonomy that can operate in the hazardous, degraded conditions common in disaster zones.

ATLAS Updates for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

The Atlas robot was redesigned for the DRC by Boston Dynamics, with the goal of improving power efficiency to better support battery operation. Approximately 75 percent of the robot was rebuilt; only the lower legs and feet were carried over from the original design. The upgraded robot will be used by up to seven teams competing in the Finals.