RoboCity13 - Robots for Citizens 

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Members of SARBOT-TEAM are working in the organization of RoboCity13 Robotic Meeting.

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 11:50
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SARBOT Team has passed the VRC Qualification Round


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The SARBOT Team is formed by 20 reseachers from  three Universities (UPM, UAH and UC3M) and one Public Research Centre (CAR-CSIC) :








SARBOT (Search And Rescue roBOT) is a multidisciplinary spanish team composed of three Universities (UPM, UAH and UC3M) and one Public Research Centre (CAR-CSIC) to participate in the first DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).

The goal of the DRC is to generate groundbreaking research and development so that future robotics can perform the most hazardous activities in future disaster response operations, in tandem with their human counterparts, in order to reduce casualties, avoid further destruction, and save lives.

Existing robot systems tend to have highly specialized and limited functionality, limited autonomy in perception and decision-making, demonstrate limited mobility, dexterity, strength and endurance, and are used primarily in lab settings.

The DARPA Robotic Challenge is focused on developing robots that can operate in rough terrain and austere conditions, using aids (vehicles and hand tools) commonly available in populated areas. Specifically, DRC wants to prove that the following capabilities can be accomplished:

  1. Compatibility with environments engineered for humans (even if they are degraded)
  2. Ability to use a diverse assortment of tools engineered for humans (from screwdrivers to vehicles)
  3. Ability to be supervised by humans who have had little to no robotics training.


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