Robots working with little human interaction – our approach to the DARPA SubTChallenge

August 19th, 2019

While our team competes in Pittsburgh at DARPA SubTChallenge, hear first hand from our team lead Dr Nicolas Hudson how we are aiming to solve the challenge!

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“The toughest thing about this [challenge] is having multiple robots working together with very limited human interaction.”

“We use multiple systems to compete in the challenge and what I think really differentiates us is that we have a pretty robust multi-agent SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) solution allowing all robots to communicate their pose with each other while fusing their maps in real-time.

We are also building our own hexapod as a completely stand-alone independent system that is customised for the underground environment.

The challenge is forcing our diverse group to bring multiple technologies together much more rapidly than it would in a more abstract academic sense”.

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