DARPA Robotics Challenge

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The outstanding performance this past weekend by the robotics team 
from the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition certainly comes as 
no surprise to anyone who has followed the institute's work. The team 
finished second overall in the international DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Robotics Challenge, 
and first among all teams using the Atlas robot, built by a company 
recently purchased by Google.

Earlier this week, 23 robots from all over the world competed in Pomona, Calif., for a $2 million prize in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. And thousands of humans watched as the machines showed off their skills on the course.

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On the first day of competition in the DARPA Robotics Challenge IHMC completed seven of the eight tasks for a total of seven points in 56 minutes and four seconds. They finished the day in seventh place. At the end of day two IHMC  placed second out of 24 competitors from all over the world. Three teams total successfully completed all eight tasks and team KAIST of South Korea did it in the fastest time: 44 minutes. IHMC completed all eight tasks in 50 minutes.

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A team from the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola is traveling to California this week to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. Doug Stephen, a Research Associate at IHMC explained the purpose of the competition.

IHMC Robotics Lab Opens Doors To Public

Apr 9, 2014
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The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition will open its Robotics Lab to the public as part of the fifth annual National Robotics Week, which runs from April 5th through 13th this year. Douglas Stephen is a research associate at IHMC.

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  IHMC Robotics rode a strong second day in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) to finish in second place overall in the second phase of the international robotics competition. The team from the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola was up against 16 of the best robotics development teams in the world.

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For more context check out the DARPA Robotics Challenge website or follow #DARPADRC on Twitter!

IHMC Competes In DARPA Robotics Challenge Semifinals

Dec 18, 2013
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The semifinals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge will take place this weekend. The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition and other teams are programming robots to operate in disaster situations.

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Following three intense months of hands-on work with the Atlas humanoid robot, the IHMC DARPA Robotics Challenge team is headed to Homestead Miami Speedway for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials 2013.

 After taking first place in the initial phase of the international competition in June, the 25-member team from the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is competing to be one of the top 8 teams that will win funding for the final phase of the DARPA competition, scheduled for December 2014. The top team in the Finals will win $2 million.