Darpa Robotics Challenge Trials photo essay
- Carnegie Mellon University's CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot, which has many high-profile sponsors including Google, gets a tread changed.
- An engineer from Team ViGIR, which includes members from Virginia, Oregon, and Germany, works on their robot Florian.
- The team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs decided not to build a humanoid robot, instead developing RoboSimian.
- Japanese contender Schaft struggled on the first challenge, opening a series of doors, but ended up winning the competition. Schaft is owned by Google.
- Hubo, the robot from Drexel University which was also used by the Korean team Kaist, stalls during the driving challenge.
- MIT's robot Helios moves pieces of wood out of its way as part of the debris challenge.
- The robots were required to have some autonomy so they could theoretically operate in degraded conditions.
- The team from IHMC celebrates after their robot scores a perfect four points on the terrain challenge.
- An engineer manipulates software to control Drexel University's humanoid robot Hubo.
- A monitor in the Drexel University garage displays commands to the team's robot Hubo.
- Boston Dynamics' robot LS3 recovers after being pushed while running during a demonstration.
- An attendee blocks the sun behind Taurus II, a lightweight, dexterous robot built by SRI Robotics. The robot was one of many on display at the Expo accompanying the trials.
- Team IHMC relaxes at the end of the trials after coming in second place.