The HUBO robots have entered training mode.
This December, Drexel’s robots will compete in a head-to-head trial in Florida against five other teams as part of an international competition run by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that challenges participants to program a robot to respond to a radioactive disaster. Drexel is the lead university on the team, composed of nine other universities
The Drexel team created a lifelike set, “complete with radiation and zombie warnings,” to train the robots, Drexel spokesman Britt Faulstick said.
If you want to see the robots in the test environment, email efaletto AT coe.drexel.edu or stop by the Drexel Armory between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday until the end of August.
Additionally, new versions of HUBO arrived from Korea earlier this summer. The new versions include “stronger joints, adding a dozen more degrees of freedom in arms/legs, quadruped walking ability,” Faulstick said.
Watch HUBO turn a valve below.
$75,000 could get robotics programs into more Philly schools
Interim dean at Temple’s Fox School to get pop quiz on crisis management
The drone from this Penn spinout can fly inside mines without maps or GPS
How this Vistar Media software engineer succeeds on an ‘inclusive team’
A Penn-made robot appeared on ‘The Daily Show’
Widener debuts region’s first robotics engineering degree for undergrads
What does a Philly success look like?
Learn to lead digital transformation at Phorum 2019
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia