Our great leap at DARPA 2019

After the three days spent in the mines in Pittsburg we place 3rd at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge (SubT). Our CTU-CRAS team formed by the CRAS researchers from our department and colleagues from cybernetics competed all day and night in the underground rescue missions. And more is yet to come. Thank you for your support so far! And if you want to find out more about our team, strategy and what this all means to us, watch this amazing intro video.


Score (21. 8. 2019)


If you are interested in more information about the progress, check out this longer video with streaming from the Day 1.

About the competition

DARPA stands for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA encourages participation from multidisciplinary teams from around the world to address the autonomy, perception, networking and mobility technologies necessary to map subsurface networks in unpredictable conditions. The DARPA Subterranean or “SubT” Challenge seeks novel approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments during time-sensitive combat operations or disaster response scenarios.

The teams will compete in three preliminary circuit events and a final integrated challenge course pursuing high-risk and high-reward approaches. The final event, planned for 2021, will put teams to the test with courses that incorporate diverse challenges from all three environments. More info at the official website.