Scientists from the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition are developing the first remotely controlled running robot. The OutRunner is a biologically inspired robot designed to emulate running. Its six-legged design resembles the spokes of a wheel without the rim. Dr. Sebastien Cotton has been working as a research scientist at IHMC for the past four years. He is also CEO and founder of Robotics Unlimited, the company developing OutRunner.
A non-profit technology institute in Pensacola is set to begin a major expansion of its downtown campus. The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition owns two acres of land bordered by Alcaniz, Romana and Flora Blanca Streets and is looking to bring its operations around the city together.
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.
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.