SubT Challenge Autonomy and Networking

MAJ Amber Walker talks with teams that participated in the Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit about the difficulties of autonomy and networking in the underground environment. Dr. Timothy Chung is the program manager for the SubT Challenge in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO). MAJ Walker, also a program manager in TTO, is a roboticist and observed the teams’ course runs in the Tunnel Circuit. The event took place in Pittsburgh, August 15-22, 2019.

SubT Challenge Perception

MAJ Amber Walker talks with teams that participated in the Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit about the difficulties of perception in the underground environment. Dr. Timothy Chung is the program manager for the SubT Challenge in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO). MAJ Walker, also a program manager in TTO, is a roboticist and observed the teams’ course runs in the Tunnel Circuit. The event took place in Pittsburgh, August 15-22, 2019.

SubT Challenge Out of the Lab and Into the Tunnel

MAJ Amber Walker talks with teams that participated in the Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit about the challenge of moving from the lab or simulation to the real-world underground environment. Dr. Timothy Chung is the program manager for the SubT Challenge in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO). MAJ Walker, also a program manager in TTO, is a roboticist and observed the teams’ course runs in the Tunnel Circuit. The event took place in Pittsburgh, August 15-22, 2019.

DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit Compilation

From move-in day through the final course runs, this compilation video tracks teams as they prepare for and compete in the Tunnel Circuit of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. Qualification submissions are being accepted for self-funded teams to compete in the upcoming Urban and Cave Circuits. See details in the Qualification Guide under the Resources tab: https://www.subtchallenge.com/

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DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit Wrap-Up

Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Systems teams are trekking toward the Urban Circuit after competing in the Tunnel Circuit, the first scored event of DARPA’s high-tech underground contest. Eleven teams from eight countries gathered in Pittsburgh, August 15-22, 2019, to attempt to map, identify, and report artifacts along the passages of two Pittsburgh mines.

SubT Challenge Tunnel Circuit Day 1 Recap

Dr. Timothy Chung, program manager for the Subterranean Challenge, talks about the ups, downs, hazards, and successes of the first day in the Tunnel Circuit. The SubT Challenge Tunnel Circuit is taking place in Pittsburgh, August 15-22, 2019.

DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit Environment Preview

Get a preview of the competition course for the Tunnel Circuit being held August 15-22, 2019! Eleven teams will be participating in the first scored SubT Challenge event at the NIOSH research mine in Pittsburgh, PA. This video gives a representative sample of the course and its wide range of terrain and environmental challenges.

DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Tunnel Circuit Teaser

The DARPA Subterranean Challenge is headed to Pittsburgh for the Tunnel Circuit, the first scored challenge event, August 15-22, 2019! Qualified teams will attempt to navigate a former operational mine.

As part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, testing in the research mine contributes to advances in mining industry practices. In August, the mine will serve as the arena for the SubT Challenge as teams compete to accurately map, identify, and report the greatest number of artifacts along the mine passages.

Learn more about the SubT Challenge at https://www.darpa.mil/program/darpa-subterranean-challenge.

SubT Integration Exercise Helps SubT Challenge Competitors Prepare for Tunnel Circuit

Nine teams hailing from four continents gathered in Idaho Springs, Colorado, the week of April 5-11, 2019, to test autonomous air and ground systems for navigating the dark, dangerous, dirty, and unpredictable underground domain. The SubT Integration Exercise, known as STIX, took place at the Colorado School of Mines’ Edgar Experimental Mine. The event provided a shakeout opportunity for competitors in advance of the Tunnel Circuit in August, the first of three subdomains that teams will tackle in DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge.