The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals are over and, frankly, we did not do as well as expected. We scored only three points in the competition after hardware issues caused us significant problems at the start of Day 2. As I reflected on our efforts the past two years, I told our group that I was “not proud of our points, but I am very proud of our team.” We overcame significant challenges, including being spread across two continents with a nine-hour time difference, and having hardware issues this spring that limited our integrated testing time. These challenges pushed us to the limit to get everything integrated, tested, and trained for prior to the competition.
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