DARPA Subterranean

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  • PRIZE POOL $5,000,000 in prizes
  • DATE Sep 03, 2018 - Aug 30, 2021 23:59 EDT

DARPA Subterranean Challenge

Challenge overview

Join the DARPA Subterranean Challenge and help warfighters and first responders to move easier in the underground areas. Apply for the challenge until August 30, 2021 and introduce your breakthrough in underground technologies. The total prize pool is more than $5,000,000, so don't miss your chance to win!

Did you know that underground settings are a huge problem for military and civilian first responders? Threats vary a lot in different domains, and in addition they can change often and therefore be too risky for personnel to enter.

That is why organizers of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge are looking for innovative approaches to navigate underground environments, search and map them in situations which need rapid reactions. The contest is looking for ideas from all over the world. In order to make it possible, onsite and online competition in three subdomains are being prepared. You can unleash your creativity and improve tunnel, urban underground or cave networks systems.

If you want to take part in this challenge, visit the official DARPA Subterranean Challenge website and learn more about the rules, subdomains and other competition details.

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