DRC program management staff visited several Track A teams, those funded to build both hardware and software, to evaluate their platform design-and-build progress. The teams presented the details of their designs, hardware components, operator control strategies and, in some cases, completed robots. Based on the results of that Critical Design Review, DARPA selected Carnegie Mellon University, National Robotics Engineering Center – CHIMP with support from SEPAC as one of six teams to advance to the DRC Trials.
SEPAC’s electromagnetic brakes and motion control engineering expertise is providing integral support in the development of the robot’s drive joints. Precise control of these drive joints enable the robot to achieve human like manipulation and gripping to complete critical rescue orientated tasks.
About Carnegie Mellon’s Robotic Institute:
Carnegie Mellon’s Robotic Institute was founded in 1979 and was the first robotics academic department in the US. Today it is the largest (in revenue) robotics research group in the world.
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