Jet Propulsion Lab’s Robot Set To Compete At DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

January 14, 2014 9:15 PM

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Jet Propulsion Lab’s Robot Set To Compete At DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency established the Robotics Challenge as a way to test and develop robots that work in disaster environments.

In December, 15 teams competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge 2013 held at the Miami Speedway, located in Homestead, Fla. The teams competed in eight tasks, earning up to four points for each event. Each task recreates different scenarios that a robot would encounter in a disaster environment, such...

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