The four-legged SPOT will fortify the DARPA team

Approximately twenty-member team of robotics CTU-CRAS-NORLAB (Czech Technical University – Center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems – Northern Robotics Laboratory) will set off in the fall to the underground complex MegaCavern in Kentucky, USA to defend third place in the finals of the prestigious DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge, which will take place from 21 to 23 September 2021. In previous rounds, CTU-CRAS-NORLAB managed to compete in the world competition and join the category of sponsored teams.

“The subsidy allowed us to invest in the purchase of state-of-the-art robotic hardware, so in the end, we will be fully comparable with the best in terms of technological equipment,” says prof. Tomáš Svoboda, head of the Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University and head of the CTU-CRAS-NORLAB team. The SPOT robot with serial number 1 arrived at Karlovo náměstí on May 3, and another robot is to join it during the summer.

More details in FEE CTU Press release

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