Called the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, the competition, which runs August 15-22, aims to put a variety of high-tech solutions through their paces in a simulated disaster scenario in a defunct mine system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will test 11 international robotics teams, which have been working to create robotics systems that are able to navigate effectively underground, whether in human-made tunnels or natural cave networks. These are situations in which it might not be safe or desirable to deploy humans as problem solvers.
Read more here:
Watch video here: