This paper summarizes self-reports made by many of the DARPA Robotics Challenge teams on how much autonomy was used and why errors occurred. We also include observations about commonalities and differences in robot behavior across teams, and discuss lessons learned.
— We describe Team WPI-CMU's approach to the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), focusing on our strategy to avoid failures that required physical human intervention. We implemented safety features in our controller to detect potential catastrophic failures, stop the current behavior, and allow remote intervention by a human supervisor. Our safety methods and… (More)