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Learning Robots (LAGR)
This project is no longer active.
Contact: Thomas Gordon
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
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This page last updated - May 2011.
DARPA needed to supply a standard, mobile robot platform to research teams performing on the Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR) program. NREC designed, built and delivered 12 turnkey robots in seven months to support the LAGR kick-off meeting.

The LAGR robot includes all the necessary hardware, sensing and software for autonomous operation indoors or outdoors. Its well documented application program interface (API) and modular design allows for partial or total swap of the autonomy software modules with the owner’s software.

A developer-friendly design features long battery life, standard development environment, extensive data logging capabilities, and system simulator.

Today, NREC supports more than a dozen customers and 30 fielded robots. NREC provides remote technical support, spare parts supply and user training.