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Herman Herman
Principal NREC Commercialization Special, RI
Email:
Office: NREC 226
Phone: (412) 576-9020
Fax: 412-681-6961
  Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Affiliated Center(s):
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)

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CHIMP Robot Prepares For DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials
December 13, 2013. It’s only been a few weeks since Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) completed assembly of its four-limbed CHIMP robot, but the Tartan Rescue Team has high hopes for the robot’s performance at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials Dec. 20-21. “We’ve been on a fast track for the past year, doing detailed design and development of CHIMP at the same time as we were writing and testing its software on surrogate hardware,” said Tony Stentz, NREC director and leader of the Tartan Rescue Team.
Human-Scale CHIMP Robot Has Four Limbs, But Moves Like a Tank
March 12, 2013. A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center is building a new class of robot to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Robotics Challenge — a human-size robot that moves, not by walking, but on rubberized tracks on the extremities of each of its four limbs. Though the appearance of the CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform, or CHIMP, is vaguely simian, its normal mode of locomotion will be much like that of a tank, with the tracks of all four limbs on the ground.