Posted in: SERVO Blog (04/15 at 09:00 AM)

50 Days until DRC Finals in Pomona, CA

Meet 1 of the 25 entries; RoboSimian, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's official entry at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in December 2013.  Also known as "Clyde," the robot is is four-footed, but can also stand on two feet. It has four general-purpose limbs and hands capable of both mobility and manipulation. It came in 5th place out of 16 entries. Robosimian will compete again in the 2015 finals that will be held at Pomona Fairplex on June 4-5. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

See RoboSimian in action at the disaster-response competition. Challenges includes turning a valve, traversing uneven terrain, clearing debris, opening and passing through doorways.