DARPA to Host Urban Circuit of Subterranean Challenge Event

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is slated to hold a competition that will task the participants to field autonomous ground and aerial systems that can map, validate and report artifacts within designated courses.

Participating teams under the Subterranean Challenge Urban Circuit event are required to search a carbon dioxide emitting device and a supply register within an urban environment, DARPA said Tuesday. The top competitor among self-funded teams will receive $500K in cash, while second and third place winners will secure $250K and $100K respectively.

Interested teams may submit their qualification requirements until Dec. 3. Finalists from the competition's cave, tunnel and urban circuits will compete in a final event in August 2021.

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