DRC Competing Teams

To make needed advances in robotics, DARPA wants to attract experience from many domains, and by as many teams possible. In advance of the Trials in 2013, DARPA focused on four different tracks to enable different levels of participation, from full systems to just software.

The following are the teams currently continuing to the DRC Finals

Funded Teams Overview

Nine teams were selected to receive continued funding and continue to the 2015 Finals.


    Because we are a Track B team, most of our effort is in software development. We have a team of people that are responsible for all of the hardware...


    Early on, we organized across system aspects: perception, interface, planning & control, network, infrastructure. Now that the Trials are imminent, we...


    Jet Propulsion Labs is building RoboSimian, a simian-inspired, limbed robot that will use deliberate and stable operations to complete...


    Carnegie Mellon University-NREC is developing the CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot for executing complex tasks in...


    Virginia Tech is developing THOR, a Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot, which will be state-of-the-art, light, agile and resilient with...


    In that DRC Trials event, TRACLabs placed 6th, and as a result is one of 8 top teams to receive further funding towards the 2014 Final competition.


    At Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, our team is working to achieve collaboration between robots and human operators. These systems...


    Our team has worked together across each major component, and focused on early integration and few “black boxes” to be delivered later. Frequent...


    Worcester Polytechnic Institute has teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University for the DRC Trials. We have broken the effort down along tasks, with shared...


Self Funded Teams Overview

The Self Funded option allows for teams developing their own hardware and software to compete at the DRC Finals. This track is for teams that have the software skills as well as expertise with complex systems and have a platform that will be hydraulic, electric, pneumatic or a hybrid.


    We separate team to develop basic technologies for tasks and each team conquer tasks.

    1. Hardware and software Platform:...

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