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Brandon WiegandBy Brandon Wiegand
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Brandon WiegandBy Brandon Wiegand
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$355
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Help support our team of UNLV researchers and students who will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, (DARPA) Challenge Finals, an elite competition of robots and their human supervisors to be held on June 5-6, 2015 at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. UNLV was one of just 25 teams worldwide announced as finalists by DARPA. This effort will fund a booth at the DRC to showcase UNLV's efforts and highlight our region's expertise in high-tech. Funds will also go to support roadshows post competition. This is an opportunity to publicly show your support for UNLV and their effort to establish Southern Nevada as a leader in robotics and high technology.

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In the demonstration event, robots will be tested on capabilities that could enable them to assist first responders during future natural and man-made disasters. UNLV will compete against teams from institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Virginia Tech, Lockheed Martin; as well as countries such as Hong Kong, China, Italy, Germany and Japan.

UNLV’s team, DRC-HUBO @UNLV, is led by Paul Oh, Lincy Professor for Unmanned Aerial Systems at UNLV. Oh, who is part of the mechanical engineering department in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, is an internationally renowned expert in robotic and autonomous systems with more than 20 years in the field. Oh leads UNLV’s team of post graduate researchers, industry partners, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

“The scope of work that a robot must execute for the DRC is unprecedented,” Oh said. “It is an honor for us at UNLV to be counted among the top roboticists in the world who get to pursue this noble endeavor.”

To qualify for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) finals, the UNLV team had to prove its robot is able to engage an emergency shut-off switch, get up from a prone position, traverse 10 meters without falling, pass over a barrier, and rotate a circular valve 360 degrees.

At the challenge in June, the humanoid robot must complete a series of tasks that include crossing rough terrain and debris, climbing stairs, and driving a vehicle. The robot must complete all tasks independently and within one hour, without communicating with the team, being tethered to objects to assist in balance, or using an external power source.

The DRC Finals event is free and open to the public and media. In addition to the competition, an on-site robotics exposition (DRC Expo) will showcase technology related to disaster response, robotics, and unmanned aerial systems, and include an overview of DARPA’s mission and legacy. More information about the DRC Finals, the teams, and the DRC Expo can be found at www.theroboticschallenge.org.

### UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Press and Articles:

http://news.unlv.edu/article/robotic-wonders#.VTf8FB5RHNw.facebook

http://news.unlv.edu/release/unlv-engineering-team-one-25-selected-participate-worldwide-robotics-challenge

http://www.drc-hubo.com/newsevents/ 

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