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2013 DARPA Robotic Challenge Trials Overview
Sixteen teams from around the world came together at Florida’s Homestead Miami Speedway, December 20-21, 2013 to participate in DARPA’s Robotics Challenge Trials. The Trials provide an important baseline on the current state of robotics today and their potential for future use in disaster response.
Eight teams will receive the opportunity to receive continued DARPA funding to compete in the Robotics Finals event. These teams, along with a number of other unfunded teams, will compete to win a $2 million prize.
On the following pages, you can learn about the teams and their robots that participated in the Trials, and watch video featuring the tasks that were attempted.
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    Task 5
    Task 6
    Task 7
    Task 8

Additional government assistance in organizing the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials has come from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Navy's SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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