Today, DARPA is announcing the results of the Virtual Robotics Challenge(VRC) portion of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). The six top teams will each be receiving a bunch of money, plus a Boston Dynamics ATLAS robot of their very own, which they’ll use to compete in the DRC trials later this year. Let’s see who won!
The VRC is just the first stage of the DRC, which runs through the end of next year. By running an initial challenge in a virtual environment, DARPA was able to make the DRC accessible to lots of people who’d otherwise be unable to participate due to the cost and complexity of the required hardware. [See More]
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