Just a quick update, 2020-11-17T19:00:00Z, DARPA is releasing a webcast of the Subterranean Challenge Cave Circuit Virtual Competition. Due to the complexities related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cave Circuit has gone fully virtual and DARPA and the Open Robotics crew have been working hard to expand the features available in this round including some interesting video capture capabilities. The whole process itself is really interesting as Open Robotics has been hard at work digitizing the cave environment, modeling some of the Systems Competition robots and their capabilities, creating simulation tutorials, and executing the simulations. This lightning talk from ROS World gives a quick teaser for the event.
- SubT Hello World Tutorials
- SubT Tech Repo (great for checking out the robot models and cave worlds)
- Official DARPA YouTube
- Official SubT Challenge Website
I would highly encourage you to tune in and watch the event tomorrow, and take a look at the SubT Hello World tutorials to get more familiar with the software that makes it happen.