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Korean robotics team wins $2M prize

Posted: 09 Jun 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:KAIST? DARPA? robotics? disaster?

The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosted the Robotics Challenge Finals 2015 that took place on June 5-6, 2015 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. The team from South Korea walked off with $2 million as prize.

Team KAIST of the Republic of Korea led by professor Jun-Ho Oh of the mechanical engineering department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), professor In-So Kweon of the electrical engineering department, and researchers from Rainbow Co., the university's spin-off company that builds the robots, won the DARPA Finals.

DRC-HUBO

DRC-HUBO sticks a plug into an outlet for the surprise task at the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge on June 5-6, 2015, in Pomona, California.

The DARPA's Robotics Challenge (DRC) promotes a competition of robot systems and software teams which seek to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters such as the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident in 2011. The DRC consists of three competitions: a software-based Virtual Robotics Challenge which took place in June 2013; the Robotics Challenge Trials in Homestead, Florida, in December 2013; and the Finals in June 2015.

DRC-HUBO

DRC-HUBO turns a valve in a clockwise direction.


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