DARPA Announces Team Grit as Qualified

Cog-Burn YayDARPA has announced Team Grit as a qualified! Cog-Burn our robot, will be one of 25 robots developed to provide assistance to humans in a disaster. There is also a $3.5 million worth of prizes for the top 3 teams. Finals will be on June 5th and 6th 2015 at Fairplex in Pomona, California.

The full press release from DARPA can be found at: 20150304_Web_Feature_DRC_Teams_Finals.pdf

Below is a video showing some improvements in the works to increase movement speeds, the speed is necessary to compete with the increased difficulty of the finals challenges.