DARPA SubT Final: How it Works and How to Watch

The preliminary rounds of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Finals are kicking off today. It’s been a little bit since the last DARPA SubT event—the Urban Circuit squeaked through right before the pandemic hit back in February of 2020, and the in-person Cave Circuit originally scheduled for later that year was canceled.

So if it’s been a while since you’ve thought about SubT, this article will provide a very brief refresher, and we’ll also go through different ways in which you can follow along with the action over the course of the week.

The overall idea of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge is to get teams of robots doing useful stuff in challenging underground environments. “Useful stuff” means finding important objects or stranded humans, and “challenging underground environments”…

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