The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals kick off today with an opening ceremony at 7 a.m. PDT. The actual competition starts right after that at 8 a.m. Four teams will run their robots on four separate courses simultaneously. It’s going to be crazy, and you definitely want to drop whatever it is that you’re doing and watch what promises to be the most amazing robotics event ever. DARPA has lots of cameras around, so here’s how you can watch the event online:
Go to the DRC website—on the home page DARPA offers five feeds: the Main Event and four separate feeds, one for each course.
A live streaming service called CuriosityStream will also have live feeds and some exclusive behind the scenes content.
The DRC App:
The DRC app on iTunes or Android store doesn’t offer a live stream, but it has the full schedule of the competition and an updated score board.
Follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the day, and check back on the blog for a long highlights post at the end of the day.
Erico Guizzo is the digital product manager at IEEE Spectrum. An IEEE Member, he is an electrical engineer by training and has a master’s degree in science writing from MIT.
Evan Ackerman is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Since 2007, he has written over 6,000 articles on robotics and technology. He has a degree in Martian geology and is excellent at playing bagpipes.