Robotics project: DARPA Robotics Challenge

CSE 490P, Winter 2013, MW 12:00-1:20pm

Instructor: Emo Todorov,
TA: Vikash Kumar,

Course Description

This class will be based on the ongoing DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), which aims to develop robots that can operate semi-autonomously in disaster areas. We will work with a physically-realistic simulation of a state-of-the-art (Atlas, from Boston Dynamics), and try to make it get in and out of cars, walk across challenging terrain, and connect hoses.

Additional information can be found on the DRC website, and in these documents:

DRC Program Announcement

Competition Rules (draft)

Competition Technical Guide (draft)

See also the website of UW's DRC Team lead by Emo Todorov.

Lecture slides

Multi-joint kinematics and dynamics

What makes control hard?

Projects and homeworks

Homework 1, due Jan 28
MATLAB code for Homework 1