THE FUTURE of robotics is here… and it’s taking shape at UNLV.
UNLV is participating in The DARPA Robotics Challenge, hosted by the Department of Defense. It’s a worldwide contest created to inspire top robotics researchers to develop an autonomous robot capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters.
Robots must walk, drive and complete a series of tasks that would allow the robot to function independently in a disaster situation.
This June, our team DRC HUBO at UNLV will bring our humanoid robot to Pomona, Calif. to compete for $3.5 million in prizes with some of the most recognized universities and research institutions in the world, including NASA, Lockheed Martin, and MIT.
Team DRC HUBO is led by Professor Paul Oh from the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, an internationally renowned expert in unmanned and autonomous systems who brings more than 20 years of experience in robotics and the unmanned aerial vehicles research and development.
WE INVITE YOU TO BE PART OF OUR FUTURE
First, our robot needs a name. If you have an idea that reflects our roots in Southern Nevada, our growing tech sector, or our robot's mission of saving human lives, submit your idea via the UNLV College of Engineering Facebook page.
BECOME A SPONSOR
UNLV is looking for key sponsors to join us in supporting this incredible effort. Sponsorship packages start at $5,000 but donations at any level will be accepted and are tax deductible. Each opportunity provides substantial visibility for your company and recognition as an investor in technology innovation and education. Enter your email address below to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
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