Virtual Teams Trek through Simulated Hazards in SubT Challenge Tunnel Event
The DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge opened the Virtual Tunnel Circuit competition July 1 with nine teams vying for a top finish in the event and $500,000 in prizes. Teams that have already qualified can submit their virtual entries at the SubT Virtual Portal during the submission window, which remains open through August 1, 2019. Selecting from a repository of robot models and a variety of sensors, each team can assemble a fantasy sports-style solution to map, navigate, and search the dark, dangerous, and unpredictable underground scenarios.
The Subterranean Challenge seeks to better equip warfighters and first responders to explore human-made tunnel systems, urban underground, and natural cave networks, while decreasing risk to human lives. The SubT Challenge physical Systems and software-focused Virtual competitions aim to create a community of multidisciplinary teams from disparate fields to foster breakthrough technologies in autonomy, perception, networking, and mobility for underground environments.
The following organizations have qualified and intend to compete in the Virtual Tunnel competition. Additional teams may submit materials to qualify for future events including the Urban Circuit, Cave Circuit, and Final Event.
- AAUNO, Australia
- BARCS: Bayesian Adaptive Robot Control System (DARPA-funded)
o Michigan Technological University/Michigan Tech Research Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- COLLEMBOLLA: Communication Optimized, Low Latency Exploration, Map-Building and Object Localization Autonomy (DARPA-funded)
o Scientific Systems Company, Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts
- Coordinated Robotics, Newbury Park, California
- CYNET.ai, Middletown, New Jersey
- Flying Fitches, Germany
- Metastable Labs, Austin, Texas
o Robotika International, Czech Republic and United States
o Robotika.cz, Czech Republic
o Czech University of Life Science, Czech Republic
o Centre for Field Robotics, Czech Republic
o Cogito Team, Switzerland
- SODIUM-24 Robotics, Dallas, Texas
Virtual Competition – …read more
From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)