South Korean Team, KAIST wins the DARPA Robot Challenge

South Korean Team, KAIST wins the DARPA Robot Challenge

Jun 7, 2015 @ 10:56 | 

Out of 25 teams, South Korean KAIST team wins the DARPA Robotics challenge final. KAIST team’s robot, HUBO stands for “HUmanoid roBOt” completed all the given tasks in shortest time compare to its competitors. KAIST team scored  8 points in 44:28 minutes, The other two teams, IHMC Robotics and TARTAN RESCUE also scored 8 points and secured second and third place respectively. These top three teams scored 8 points but on the basis of time taken (KAIST = 44:28, IHMC =50:26, TATAN RESCUE = 55:15 ) KAIST secured first place, IHMC Robotics from IHMC,USA secured second place and TARTAN RESCUE from CMU, USA secured third palce. No other team completed all the task successfully. Most of the robots fails in stair climbing.The winning team received a $2 million grand prize; DARPA awarded $1 million to the runner-up and $500,000 to the third-place team.

 

3rd 

TartanRescue

Team

Tartan Rescue

Robot
CHIMP
Affiliation
CMU
DOB
2012
Height
150 cm
Weight
201 kg
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Winner

TeamKAIST_DRCHubo2_Teaserbox

Team

KAIST

Robot
DRC HUBO
Affiliation
Rainbow Co. and KAIST
DOB
2014
Height
180 cm
Weight
80 kg
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                  2nd

IHMC_teaser

Team

IHMC Robotics

Robot
Running Man(Atlas)
Affiliation
IHMC
DOB
2015
Height
190 cm
Weight
175 kg
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Tasks and Points:

DRC tasks with points

About KAIST Team:

Team KAIST
Team KAIST

Rainbow Co. and KAIST worked together to develop both the hardware and software. 4 masters, 10 Ph. D students in KAIST, 4 doctors in Rainbow Co. all have been working on DRC from the start. And 10 staffs in Rainbow Co. assists specially robot’s hardware part. KAIST team has been interested in academic issues such as bipedal walking algorithm, articulated robot manipulation, unmanned vehicle driving and etc. The KAIST students mainly consists of 2 laboratories of KAIST, 13 students of HuboLab and 5 students of RCV Lab. HuboLab, supervised by Prof. JunHo Oh, has played leading role in development of HUBO’s all performance such as bipedal walking, manipulation, control algorithm and etc. From the beginning of HUBO history, they has been involved in developing and improving all hardware and software of HUBO series. Especially, 3 doctors of Rainbow Co. who are the specialists for the HUBO development, is from the HuboLab. RCV Lab is doing about computer vision such as 3D reconstruction, object recognition for the DRC.

DRC-Hubo is the latest version of HUBO. HUBO stands for “HUmanoid roBOt”. HUBO has been developed since 2002. DRC-HUBO is the most powerful version among the previous HUBO series. The robot is redesigned to be more powerful and more capable. They rewrote the walking algorithm for the new design. Every joint motor is more powerful. All motors that handle a higher workload now are equipped with air cooling. The hands are stronger to handle various tasks in a disaster situation. It can also transform from a standing position, used for biped walking, to a kneeling pose that is meant for wheeled and fast motion. This gives the robot is uniqueness.

Robot HUBO in Action At Final:

 

KAIST's DRC-HUBO is getting down from vehicle after driving the vehicle
KAIST’s DRC-HUBO is getting down from vehicle after driving the vehicle
KAIST's DRC-HUBO at the Door opening Door
KAIST’s DRC-HUBO at the Door opening
KAIST's DRC-HUBO at the Valve
KAIST’s DRC-HUBO at the Valve
KAIST on stairs
KAIST on stairs

Video at DRC Final:

See HUBO full action (between 8:00 to 9:00 hrs video)

Final Score of all the teams:

DRC FINAL team score
DRC FINAL team score

Winning Team’s Happy Faces:

Team KAIST
Team KAIST

 

Team IHMC Robotics
Team IHMC Robotics

 

TARTAN RESCUE
TARTAN RESCUE

Image: DARPA                  Source: DARPA

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