Watch scientists prepare for the Finals
Computerworld offers a video series chronicling the journey that robotics teams are taking as they prepare for the June 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge finals. Watch the entire video series here.
Episode 1: WPI team preps for the next stage
Six months after a team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute qualified at the DARPA Robotics Trials for the 2015 finals, Computerworld checks in to see how the team is prepping for the next stage.
Episode 2: Building Autonomy
As the team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute prepares for next year's DARPA Robotics Challenge finals, they discuss how to get their humanoid robot to make more decisions with less human input.
Episode 3: Get out of the car
The robotics team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute talks about the challenges of getting their ATLAS robot out of a vehicle without falling down.
Episode 4: Speeding up the robot
With eight months to go, the team at WPI discusses how they plan on improving their Atlas robot and make it faster.
Episode 5: ATLAS gets an upgrade
WPI's Atlas Robot, WARNER, is set to undergo major upgrades from Boston Dynamics, which means the team has six weeks without getting to use the robot in preparation for the finals.
Episode 6: NASA's JPL preps two robots
A visit to Pasadena, Calif., where NASA's JPL robotics team is preparing two robots for the June 2015 finals.
Episode 7: Going outside for final prep
After working for several years on this project, the WPI team is down to its last three weeks to make their humanoid robot as autonomous, fast and reliable as possible.
Episode 8: Speed it up!
For the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, it's largely going to come down to speed. Find out how the team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute plans to make its humanoid robot go faster.
Episode 9: Last-chance prepwork
Hopes are high as Team WPI-CMU battles nerves and last-minute glitches to their robot at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, Calif.
Episode 10: The Finals, Run 1
Team WPI-CMU members react to the first run of their robot, WARNER, as it achieves seven out of eight possible points in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
Episode 11: End of the Road
Two members of Team WPI-CMU talk about the Day 2 run of its WARNER robot at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, as well as reflect on what they learned over the past 2.5 years as they prepared for the finals.