Brian attended the progress meeting for the DARPA Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) program in Philadelphia earlier this week. Besides having the chance to see the impressive and varied work being done as part of M3 (from ostrich-like runners to inflatable walkers), Brian was there to present OSRF's plans for the robot simulation that will be built to support the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) and get feedback from the M3 participants, many of whom have a lot of experience using and building robot simulators. The simulation session was very productive, with lots of great ideas and pointers provided by the audience. We'll be staying in touch with many of the M3 folks as we get to work on the DRC simulator.
Slides from Brian's talk: [PDF]