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Stephen A. DiAntonio
Dir of Strategic Business Develop - NREC, RI
Email:
Office: NREC 210
Phone: (412) 681-6935
Fax: 412-681-6961
  Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Consortium
Ten 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Affiliated Center(s):
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)

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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.