DRC Trials Competing Teams

To make needed advances in robotics, we need to attract experience from many domains, and didn’t want to preclude participation by any team based on limited resources or expertise in robotic hardware. DARPA focused on four different tracks to enable different levels of participation, from full systems to just software.


Track A Team Overview

In June 2013, six teams were selected to receive continued funding and continue to the 2013 Trials.


    Drexel University’s design focuses on a mature, open-architecture, bipedal robot called Hubo. Each member on Drexel’s team will be...


    NASA Johnson Space Center is developing a next-generation humanoid robot and control paradigm capable of performing dynamic, dexterous...

    VALKYRIE (Val)

    Jet Propulsion Labs is building RoboSimian, a simian-inspired, limbed robot that will use deliberate and stable operations to complete...


    SCHAFT Inc. is building a bipedal robot based on mature hardware and software designed for its existing HRP-2 robot. SCHAFT will create...

    HRP-2 based biped

    Carnegie Mellon University-NREC is developing the CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot for executing complex tasks in...


    Virginia Tech is developing THOR, a Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot, which will be state-of-the-art, light, agile and resilient with...


Track B/C Team Overview

AtlasIn June 2013, 26 teams competed in the software-only Virtual Robotics Challenge for future funding and eleven initial teams were selected to receive funding to develop software for Track B. Track C was similar  to an open software competition where  teams did not receive any initial funding from DARPA. In June 2013, 26 Track C teams competed against the funded Track B teams in the software-only Virtual Robotic Challenge, for future funding and assignment of a Government furnished ATLAS robot for use in the DRC Trials.

Track D Team Overview

Track D is the non-funded option for teams developing their own hardware and software to compete at the DRC Trials and DRC Finals. Track D is for teams that have the software skills as well as expertise with complex systems and have a platform that will be hydraulic, electric, pneumatic or a hybrid.


    Kairos Autonomi has utilized existing technology as a benchmark for new technology development. Team Chiron began with a quarter scale prototype robot to...


    We divided the team into 6 groups, each one is responsible for a subsystem, and the subsystems include integration, machinery, controlling, perception,...

    Intelligent Pioneer Robot

    We separate team to develop basic technologies for tasks and each team conquer tasks.

    1. Hardware and software Platform:...


    Mojavaton consists of 6 team members that worked on the design and construction of the robot hardware. The remaining 14 members worked on the software....

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