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.
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.
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.