IU team advances in robotics challenge

When disaster strikes, robots just might be the perfect first responders. Researchers from IU’s School of Informatics and Computing are on a team that has advanced in the $2 million US Department of Defense challenge to develop robots that can execute complex tasks in dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments.

Members of IU’s Intelligent Motion Lab have been working with nine other universities to create their own robot platform and operation software for the humanoid robot Hubo. The IU contingent is currently working on giving Hubo the ability to climb ladders.

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