DARPA Robotics Challenge


DRC-HUBO

DRC-HUBO turning a valve

The DARPA Robotics Challenge seeks to develop ground robots capable of executing complex tasks in dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments, particularly in the area of disaster response. The RAIL research group is part of the 10-university Track A DRC-HUBO team led by Drexel University. The project is a collaboration with Dmitry Berenson and Rob Lindeman at WPI. Our work focuses on user-guided manipulation framework for high degree-of-freedom robots operating in environments with limited communication.

  • Nicholas Alunni, Calder Phillips-Grafflin, Halit Bener Suay, Jim Mainprice, Daniel Lofaro, Dmitry Berenson, Sonia Chernova, Robert W Lindeman, and Paul Oh. Toward a user-guided manipulation framework for high-DOF robots with limited communication. Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics, Special Issue on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, 2014.
  • Jim Mainprice, Calder Phillips-Grafflin, Halit Bener Suay, Nicholas Alunni, Daniel Lofaro, Dmitry Berenson, Sonia Chernova, Robert W Lindeman, and Paul Oh. From autonomy to cooperative traded control of humanoid manipulation tasks with unreliable communication: System design and lessons learned. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pages 3767–3774. IEEE, 2014.
  • Nicholas Alunni, Calder Phillips-Grafflin, Halit Bener Suay, Daniel Lofaro, Dmitry Berenson, Sonia Chernova, Robert W. Lindeman and Paul Oh. Toward A User-Guided Manipulation Framework for High-DOF Robots with Limited Communication, In the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), 2013.