Grit Robotics, formerly Team Mojavaton, the Colorado team from the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, returns for the DARPA Robotics Challenge with a custom designed quadruped robot.
Team Mojavaton developed an autonomous Nissan Xterra that finished in 13th place (out of the 195 original teams) in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge.
Now the self-funded, small but highly passionate and dedicated team of undergraduate students, professors, and professional engineers take on the new DARPA Robotics Challenge to develop a robot that can assist first responders in the event of a national emergency. The team whose robot is most successful at completing the 8 defined tasks on June 5-6, 2015 at Fairplex in Pomona, California and will be awarded a $2,000,000 prize.
Dubbed “Cog-Burn” (formerly “Buddy”), he features 34 electric servo motors that enable him to walk and use his two arms and hands. Cog-Burn passed the preliminary rounds and was invited to Florida for semi-final trials in December 2013.