Surprise! This is not an American or a Japanese robot robot that won the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The humanoid “Hubo” the KAIST team (Higher Institute of the South Korean Science and Technology) has passed the 8 events of what has been the biggest challenge ever robotics organized internationally. He was faster than the robot IHMC (Institute of Human and Machine Cognition) of Pensacola and the very odd CHIMP Carnegie Mellon University.
Atlas robots beaten by faster than them
Armada of Atlas robots Atlas Boston Dynamics has been struck down by the frail “Hubo”, a robot “all electric” designed in South Korea which measures 1 m 80 and still weighs 80 kg. This has made the rounds of the 8 challenge DARPA in 44 minutes 28 seconds, 50 minutes 26 seconds against the robot to the IHMC, one of Atlas designed and made by Boston Robotics (Google) engaged in competition then the CHIMP. The KAIST team leaves with the premium of $ 2 million, with the IHMC 1 million and finally the Tartan Rescue Team (Carnegie Mellon) with $ 500,000 for third place. Evidence of the complexity of the tests, only these three robots have passed the 8 events. 4 teams are divided Pomona without having passed any test.
No less than seven teams had the choice of Atlas robot developed by Boston Dynamimcs proposed by the organizers of the Challenge. The Atlas team of the IHMC was the only one to pass the 8 events, the MIT finishing in 6th place after failing one of the tests. In contrast, Atlas HKU team finished in last place. His robot could successfully absolutely no proof and he ullustré by a magnificent waterfall from the first test. The MIT team, undoubtedly one of the favorites of the race, was not spared with a fall during the obstacle course and a beautiful figure on the stairs of the last event.
Finally, note that the first European team, the German team Tema Momaro of the University of Bonn got a fourth place after a busy time the top spot at the first day. It was one of the few non-humanoid robots have been engaged in the competition. The nature of the tests, very “human” like driving a car, climbing stairs or opening a door explains that. The German team may have one regret, for if he missed a test on 8, it proved much faster than the winner, with a time of 34 minutes.
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