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Autonomous Robotics Manipulation
Contact: Thomas Gordon
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
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The ARM-S team is part of a DARPA competition to create an autonomous robotic manipulator that acts like a human arm and hand. The goal is to develop a manipulator that carries out high-level tasks, interacts intelligently with its surroundings, adapts to real-world environments, and requires little supervision.

Each team writes software that runs on the same robot and performs the same set of tasks, from simple tasks like picking up a hammer to complicated, multi-step tasks like hanging up a telephone. Judges evaluate each team’s software on DARPA’s own, identical ARM robot.

CMU is one of three teams (out of six original participants) selected for Phase 2 of the ARM-S program.