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.

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...


    CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) took third place in the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. Carnegie Mellon University-NREC...


    Description to come soon.


    Team TRACLabs, based in Houston TX, is the only small business-run team to advance to the DRC Finals with DARPA funding. Two broad strategies guided our approach through the...


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


    Virginia Tech is developing ESCHER (Electromechanical Series Compliant Humanoid for Emergency Response) designed, fabricated, and assembled by the engineering...


    Team ViGIR (Virginia-Germany Interdisciplinary Robotics), comprising researchers from TORC Robotics, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Virginia Tech, and...


    Worcester Polytechnic Institute has teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University creating a seamless integration of theory and practice.  The...


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.


    Team KAIST is composed of two subgroups, one is the KAIST Humanoid Robot Research Center (Hubo Lab) and other is Rainbow Co....

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