The MIT team competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), a competition sponsored by the Department of Defense to promote innovation in robotics technology for disaster-response operations, has received the multi-million dollar humanoid robot designed by Boston Dynamics for use in the competition.
The MIT team will now adapt the software and interface they developed during the virtual portion of the competition for use on the humanoid robot, dubbed Atlas, for use in the competition’s two remaining challenges, which are set for December 2013 and December 2014.
Check out video of Team MIT receiving the Atlas robot below. For more information on Team MIT’s participation in the VRC, please visit: www.csail.mit.edu/node/2047.
Video by Tom Buehler, CSAIL