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image of FuelFX Wins 2013 Best Science Mobile Application, Best Technology Mobile Application Mobile WebAward for TRAC Labs Atlas App

To: FuelFX

For: TRAC Labs Atlas App

Award: Best Science Mobile Application, Best Technology Mobile Application

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About the Entry



TRACLabs, a Houston-based company with over 20 years’ experience in the field of robotics and automation, has advanced to the second round of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Robotics Challenge. As one of 6 teams to advance out of the international competitions’ 26 challengers, TRACLabs has been awarded funding and the use of a $2 million Atlas humanoid robot from DARPA to compete in the next phase of the competition. FuelFX, a Houston-based interactive multimedia and software development firm, is partnering with TRACLabs to build an augmented reality (AR) simulation app of the robot. The app will provide hands-on science learning opportunities for students and enthusiasts, allowing the user to operate a life-sized version of the Atlas robot appearing in their living room or classroom. The robot’s functionality will have a simplified programmable interface so that anyone can be a virtual roboticist and explore how robots are programmed. TRACLabs will soon host a competition for students in which they can record short robot programs (using the AR simulation app) and submit them for evaluation to the TRACLabs team. “This app really helps people explore how robots work from a software perspective,” says Oliver Diaz, CEO of FuelFX. “Kids can even send their virtual robot programs in to TRACLabs, who will try the coolest programs out on the real life Atlas to their specification and broadcast it on their live webcam feed.” For more information about the competition, please check the TRACLabs website and stay tuned.

 

Award Credits

Contributors:

Creative Director:

Oliver Diaz

Vice President of Information Technologies:

Roy Varghese

Director of Software Development:

Richard Belore

Research and Development Programmer:

Richard Bryan Irwin

Art Director, 3D Interactive Apps:

Sean Bellinger

Graphic Designer:

Courtney Jones

3D Artist:

Joe Gordon

Vice President of Multimedia:

Tam Nguyen