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Staff Cerberus readies for Spherical 2 in DARPA Subterranean Problem

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Staff Cerberus readies for Spherical 2 in DARPA Subterranean Problem

DARPA_Tunnel_Competition_Team_CERBERUS Staff Cerberus readies for Spherical 2 in DARPA Subterranean Problem

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RENO, Nev. – Staff Cerberus, a world collaboration based mostly within the College of Nevada, Reno Faculty of Engineering, has been chosen to maneuver on to the second spherical of the Protection Superior Analysis Initiatives Company’s Subterranean Problem.

Staff Cerberus is one in every of 11 robotics groups from around the globe that participated in the first round of DARPA’s newest robotics problem final month. Every crew introduced novel approaches to quickly map, discover, and search underground environments in time-sensitive operations crucial for the civilian and army domains alike.

“We’re much more excited for the longer term steps of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, and we look ahead to the City and Cave Circuits in 2020,” mentioned Kostas Alexis, an affiliate professor within the College of Nevada’s Computer Science and Engineering Department. “With the teachings realized from the Tunnel Circuit, we intention to revolutionize how strolling and flying robots can work collaboratively in a way that gives a unified answer to the a number of challenges of subterranean robotic entry and exploration.”

Led by Alexis, Staff Cerberus rolled out applied sciences aimed toward revolutionizing how robotic programs navigate and function within the underground area – human-made tunnel programs, city underground settings, and pure cave networks which can be too harmful, darkish, deep, and unknown to danger human lives.

“Our crew acquired the sixth place out of 11 excellent groups,” Alexis mentioned concerning the first problem. “We knew from the start that our legged locomotion and flying robots method wouldn’t be at most maturity – in comparison with, for instance, wheeled platforms. We’re assured, nonetheless, that our method is one of the simplest ways to go to offer a unified answer for all of the environments the DARPA Subterranean Problem is about; akin to tunnels, caves and metropolitan underground infrastructure.”