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Marco Hutter’s ANYmals win DARPA Subterranean Challenge

30.11.2021 11:50

Branco Weiss Alumnus Marco Hutter’s Robotic Systems Lab (RSL) at ETH Zurich is part of Team CERBERUS, an international consortium of scientists that has won the DARPA Subterranean Challenge – one of the world’s most challenging robot competitions. The Subterranean Challenge was initiated by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to encourage novel approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments. In the finals, Team CERBERUS’s four ANYmal quadruped robots (originally developed by ETH) were the fastest to find and localize the most hidden objects in an underground environment. For their win, the team was awarded the sum of 2 Million US Dollars.

Morco Hutter has just recently been appointed Associate Professor of Robotic Systems in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich. Originated in the Branco Weiss Fellowship, research projects led by Hutter have resulted in a world-wide collaboration network in legged robotics as well as a spin-off leading the way in developing mobile robotics for industrial applications.

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