The 2M US$ worth Atlas robot delivered and unboxed in a newly set up joint lab in Blacksburg

The 2M US$ worth Atlas robot we received thanks to the success of our team (strongly supported by the GRK and its Team Hector) has just been delivered and unboxed in a newly set up joint lab in Blacksburg. The video is online at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCap5ZrwPm7BkFUrSW-FIo_A

Also online are:

https://www.facebook.com/teamvigir

https://twitter.com/TeamViGIR

The next evaluation will be the DRC Trials on Dec. 20-21, 2013. They will take place as a public event at the Miami International Speedway in Homestead which will be turned in a robot stadium. It will be highly exciting to see the 2 - 3 dozens of world class robots and their teams demonstrating their skills in tackling 8 utterly challenging tasks for rescue robots.

We need to get our robot up to speed very quickly because after the trials the number of currently 13 funded teams will be reduced to 8 by DARPA. The final competition will take place 12/2014.