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CHIMP Robot Gets Ready For DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
“Faster” is the byword for the Tartan Rescue Team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) as it makes final preparations for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals June 5-6. The team’s four-limbed robot, CHIMP, is capable of performing all eight tasks, including driving a vehicle, climbing stairs and using power tools, that it will encounter in a simulated disaster course the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is assembling at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. But it will need to complete all tasks within the one-hour run time, if it is to win the $2 million first prize.

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