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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.

NEWS

  • New Rules Document Released - November 5, 2014

    A new rules document has been posted to the FAQ and Participate pages.  Click HERE to download.

  • DRC Finals Announcement - June 26, 2014
    From June 5-6, 2015, California will be the stage for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals. Teams from around the world will meet at Fairplex in Pomona to compete for the $2 million prize to be awarded to the team that best demonstrates human-supervised robot technology for disaster response.
  • DRC Trials Website Archived - April 8, 2014

    The DRC Trials Website has been archived and can be found by visiting the following link:

    http://archive.darpa.mil/roboticschallengetrialsarchive/

  • FIELD OF COMPETITORS EXPANDS FOR DRC FINALS - April 8, 2014

    Team SCHAFT, the highest-scoring team at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in December 2013, has elected to switch to the self-funded Track D of the program. The team was recently acquired by Google Inc.

    DARPA will now include on the list of DRC Trials finalists Teams THOR, ViGIR, and KAIST, which each earned eight points in the...

Additional government assistance in organizing the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials has come from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Navy's SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

 
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