NASA Looks to University Robotics Groups to Advance Latest Humanoid Robot

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Are you ready for that upgrade? NASA’s R5 robot is and the agency is looking for help.

R5 is a new humanoid robot initially designed to complete disaster-relief maneuvers; however, its main goal is to prove itself worthy of even trickier terrain – deep space exploration.

For that, NASA is looking to members of the robotics community.

Through a competitive selection process, NASA will award two R5 robots to university groups competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) this month. Recipients will have possession of the robots for two years; receive up to $250,000; and have access to onsite and virtual technical support from NASA.

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