Ann Arbor, Michigan - SoarTech, in partnership with RE2, Inc. and the University of Texas at Arlington, has been selected as a performer on the Defense Advanced Research Project's Agency (DARPA) latest robotics program, the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).
"Soar Technology has long been recognized for the development of autonomy software that provides human-like reasoning that is based on cognitive science. This software was first demonstrated in the modeling and simulation domain and has recently been used in the development of intuitive user interfaces for unmanned platforms. We are excited to have the opportunity to apply our advanced reasoning software to the task of disaster response through this new program" stated Mr. Andrew Dallas, VP of Federal Systems for Soar Technology, Inc.
All of the teams will compete in a competition scheduled for June 2013 to determine whose software performs the best in completing the challenge tasks. The top six teams will receive additional funding and a humanoid, bi-pedal walking robot to further develop and test their software.
"We are very pleased to be working as a member of the RE2 team. Activities such as the Robotics Challenge are very demanding and the participants are best-in-breed. We are confident that our team has the experience to successfully compete in this Challenge," stated Dr. Michael van Lent, President & CEO of Soar Technology, Inc.