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Sunday, November 14, 2021

DARPA Subterranean Challenge

Have followed several of these ... The specifics of addressing the complexity of the context is the most interesting thing.    How do such systems solve the challenge of that complexity? 

Robot Teams Win DARPA Subterranean Challenge

By R. Colin Johnson, Commissioned by CACM Staff, October 28, 2021

After three long years, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Subterranean (SubT) Robot Challenge recently awarded at total of $5 million in prizes to the top three robot team competitors, and a dozen virtual competitors.

DARPA director Stefanie Tompkins compared the SubT Robot Challenge to previous DARPA Challenges in arenas as diverse as autonomous vehicles, global positioning systems (GPS), and the Internet. "This is how DARPA works—our Challenges are just the start," said Tompkins. "Now we at DARPA are working toward using the subterranean robotic technologies created for the Challenge to increase the security of our warfighters, and the civilian sector is developing subterranean robot technologies to increase the security of first responders to natural disasters,"

The purpose of the competition, according to DARPA's Challenge statement, was to seek out "novel approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments during time-sensitive combat operations and disaster-response scenarios,"  ... ' 

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