The DARPA Robotics Challenge is a program focused on human-scaled robotics for humanitarian assistance and disaster response missions. The Trials, held December 20-21, 2013 in Homestead, Florida, was the first of two physical demonstration events. Eight (8) of the top teams were selected to continue to receive DARPA funding and invited to attend the DARPA Robotics Finals in 2015 and compete, along with self-funded teams, for a $2 million prize.
The event featured a number of robots from around the world performing human tasks in eight simulated disaster response scenarios.
Notice: At the DARPA Robotics Challenge events, equipment will be used to photograph, record video and sound, and film footage in connection with the production of documentary content by third-party producer(s). In addition to this notice, conspicuous notice of photography, video recording, and filming will be provided at the events. Your presence at either event is an acknowledgment that you have been informed that you may be photographed, video recorded, and filmed; and, that you grant permission for your likeness and voice to be used without compensation, credit, or other consideration in any media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity and throughout the universe, to include the advertising and publicity thereof. If you do not wish to be subject to the foregoing, please do not attend the events.