Intel develops advanced simulation solutions to help bridge the gap from virtual to real-world environments for off-road vehicles.
DARPA Subterranean Challenge announces systems competition teams for final event
The DARPA Subterranean Challenge enters the homestretch as the final 8 teams are announced for the last competition event.
Boston Dynamics talks about its big year and acquisition by Hyundai
In the final Robot Report Podcast for 2020, learn about Boston Dynamics’ plans for its legged robots after its acquisition by Hyundai Motor, as well as the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.
Coordinated Robotics wins Cave Circuit Virtual Competition in DARPA SubT Challenge
The Cave Circuit, the third stage of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, was completely virtual, enabling teams to test their software and simulated hardware configurations in difficult environments.
Perception-action loops for drones develop with Microsoft simulation approach
Humans take perception-action loops for granted, and Microsoft researchers have developed methods to provide more autonomous navigation to robots and drones.
DARPA Subterranean Challenge harnesses creativity, seeks integrated solutions
Teams participating in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge must develop systems that can navigate and explore complex environments to “make the inaccessible accessible.”
Skybot humanoid robot grounded after Russian space flight
Russia’s Skybot F-850 robot highlighted the ambitions and shortcomings around humanoid robots in space and for other applications.
Team Cerberus readies for Round 2 in DARPA Subterranean Challenge
Nevada’s Team Cerberus advanced in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, along with 10 other teams from around the world.
CMU, OSU team wins first event in DARPA Subterranean Challenge
A team from CMU and OSU beat 10 competitors in the Tunnel Circuit stage of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. The robots conducted a mock search-and-rescue scenario.
DARPA SHRIMP challenge developing microrobots for disaster relief
The U.S. military has been studying microrobots for years, but they tend to be simple machines with limited intelligence. Earlier this week, however, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a new initiative to improve microrobots that are limited by size, weight and power (SWaP). DARPA SHRIMP (SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms) is a new competition to…
A dilemma of high risk high reward
The following article by Frank Tobe, editor and publisher of The Robot Report, first appeared on Robohub.org in their special focus series: High-risk / High-reward. Often funding sources – the groups taking the risk – are not the beneficiaries of the rewards of the venture. Intuitive Surgical and Rethink Robotics are two examples. NSF, DARPA and…