The time has come for the robots competing on the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) to make their first public appearance. The trials for the final 2014 event will take place on December 20-21, 2013 and you can watch them live (or up close if you are lucky!). As stated on DARPA’s website:
“The Trials will provide a baseline on the current state of robotics and determine which teams will continue on to the DRC Finals in 2014 with continued DARPA funding. Competing in the 2014 Finals will lead to one team winning a $2 million prize.“
Click after the jump for the live video and twitter stream or go directly to http://www.theroboticschallenge.org/.
[ UPDATE 2 ]: This is the final results list with the points gathered by each team. You can also read the extensive coverage from Automaton blog here:
and of course on the official website:
[ UPDATE 1 ]: coverage from Automaton blog:
Click here for the trials event agenda (pdf)
This is a general overview of the arena and the tasks the robots need to perform, you can find more on the official website.