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  • DARPA Challenge

    Humanoid Robots
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    CREDIT: DARPA
  • Team Thor

    Team Thor - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Tartan Rescue

    Team Tartan Rescue - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Mojavaton

    Team Mojavaton - Valve Task at DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team IHMC Robotics

    Team IHMC Robotics - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team RoboSimian

    Team RoboSimian - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Schaft

    Team Schaft - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Trooper

    Lockheed Martin - Team Trooper Robot on Ladder
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    CREDIT: Lockheed Martin via Twitter
  • Team Tartan Rescue

    Team Tartan Rescue CHIMP Robot
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • NASA-JSC Team Valkyrie

    NASA Valkyrie Robot - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Schaft

    Team Schaft door task - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Schaft

    Team Schaft door task - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Wrecs

    Team Wrecs Robot - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team KAIST

    Team KAIST - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Schaft

    Team Schaft Hose task - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Mojavaton

    Team Mojavaton - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team Wrecs

    Team Wrecs Poses with Robot
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Team HKU

    Team HKU - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Denise Chow/LiveScience
  • Valkyrie

    NASA Valkyrie humanoid robot for DARPA challenge
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    CREDIT: NASA/DARPA
  • Schaft

    view of japan Schaft robot for DARPA robotics challenge
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    CREDIT: SCHAFT/DARPA
  • Hubo

    The Hubo is Drexel University's bipedal robot, which will stand 55 inches (140 centimeters) tall and weigh some 132 lbs. (60 kg).
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    CREDIT: Drexel University/DARPA
  • Meet Thor

    Thor robot for DARPA robotics challenge.
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    CREDIT: Virginia Tech/DARPA
  • Chimp

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    CREDIT: Carnegie Mellon University/DARPA
  • RoboSimian

    RoboSimian robot developed by NASA for DARPA robotics challenge
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    CREDIT: NASA/DARPA
  • Intelligent Pioneer

    Intelligent Pioneer Robot - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Team Intelligent Pioneer/DARPA
  • Buddy

    Team Mojavaton's Robot - Buddy
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    CREDIT: Team Mojavaton/DARPA
  • Chiron

    Team Chiron - DARPA Robotics Challenge
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    CREDIT: Team Chiron/DARPA
The DARPA Robotics Challenge is a competition of robots (and their developers) capable of assisting humans in natural and man-made disasters. The challenge involves three events: the Virtual Robotics Challenge occurred in June 2013 and tested software teams' ability to guide a simulated robot through three tasks in a virtual environment; the DRC Trials occur December 20-21, 2013, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where teams will attempt to guide their robots through eight individual, physical tasks that test mobility, manipulation, dexterity, perception, and operator control mechanisms; the DRC Finals will occur at the end of 2014 and 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.

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