Houston Matters

Houston Team Programming Robot for Disaster Response

Posted on · (Note: This piece originally aired Oct. 23, 2013) We learn about HERCULES, a robot being programmed in Houston by David Kortenkamp and his team at TRACLabs. The robot is being designed to assist in disaster response situations where it’s unsafe for humans to go. HERCULES was built byBoston Dynamics Inc. but TRACLabs is programming its […]

Houston Matters

Houston Team Programming Robot for Disaster Response

Posted on · We learn about HERCULES, a robot being programmed in Houston by David Kortenkamp and his team atÂTRACLabs. The robot is being designed to assist in disaster response situations where it’s unsafe for humans to go. HERCULES was built byÂBoston Dynamics Inc. but TRACLabs is programming its brain toÂcompete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).