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April 8, 2015

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.

Also, check out DARwIn-OP in the future and on the Virginia Tech campus.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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