Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA

DARPA Robotics Challenge

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is one of largest robotics programs ever conceived. We are developing an autonomous humanoid robot for disaster response scenarios. The legs are 12 degrees of freedom, using state-of-the-art custom designed actuators and BLDC motors. These motors will be controlled by a new system tagged “late motor processing” using custom electronics hardware. We are planning to use the AZBDC12A8 servo drives to control the motors.

Steve Ressler – Mechanical Engineering