AI News, DARPA Wants Robots That Are 20X More Efficient, So Do We
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DARPA Wants Robots That Are 20X More Efficient, So Do We
Untethered, the best that performance that we could reasonably expect from an onboard power source might be ten or twenty minutes, which is the perfect amount of time to get about halfway through an important task before running out of juice.
DARPA would prefer a robot that can operate for something like 200 minutes instead (!), so it's soliciting proposals for the development of some super efficient new actuation systems that can actually hit that number.
Technical areas of interest include, but are not limited to: low-loss power modulation, variable recruitment of parallel transducer elements, high-bandwidth variable impedance matching, adaptive inertial and gravitational load cancellation, and high-efficiency power transmission between joints.
Goal 1 is to develop super-efficient actuation technology that'll let the robots involved in the DARPA Robotic Challenge achieve an increase in efficiency of twenty times, while Goal 2 provides the option of doing the same sort of thing except with actuators in general instead of targeting the challenge platform specifically.
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