Robot visits NSF
DARwIn-OP, which stands for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence-Open Platform, recently visited the National Science Foundation to participate in a video interview while he was in town for a National Robotics Week event.
Created at Virginia Tech with NSF funding, DARwIn-OP is an 18-inch tall humanoid robot designed to help roboticists experiment with new software and hardware approaches. The mini-robot also helps with educational and outreach activities.
You may recognize DARwIn-OP from the RoboCup, a robotics competition intended to challenge roboticists to create humanoid robots capable of playing soccer, an activity that requires complex physical and computational abilities.
Credit: National Science Foundation
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