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Paul Oh

About Paul Oh

I'm Paul Oh, a robotics professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and lead for team DRC-Hubo. I founded the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL) in 2000 and serve as its director: http://dasl.mem.drexel.edu. DASL has participated in disaster response and worked with first responders to develop technologies since 2001.

Miami, Here We Come!

15-month effort is finally over.  The robot and support equipment were stuffed into our Command-and-Control trailer yesterday and left Drexel this morning.  It’ll arrive in Miami for the DRC trails December 16. In seven days DRC teams face-off in the … Continue reading

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100 Days Left to DRC in Miami…

The title says it all – in 100 days, at least 13 teams will gather in Miami December 20-21, 2013 for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).  Teams will show their robots performing eight events from driving a utility vehicle, clearing … Continue reading

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Team DRC-Hubo: The Road to Miami…

It’s been a crazy-busy summer for Team DRC-Hubo and hence my blogging lapse (sorry!) so first let me explain the title. On July 11, 2013 DARPA gave their “green light” to 13 teams (6 from Track A and 7 Atlas-based … Continue reading

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Product Review: DRC Sensor Head (Hokuyo UTM-30LX-EW LIDAR)

In less than 2-months, software teams will compete in the Virtual DRC.  The top teams will get their own Boston Dynamics Petman/Atlas humanoid! Big Question: So what comes with the Petman/Atlas robot?  And more specifically, what are the sensors? Possible … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Part 1 – Darwin-OP and the DRC-Sim…

Yes, that’s correct – that’s our team’s robot Hubo on the left, the off-the-shelf Darwin-OP from Robotis in the center, and the Boston Dynamics Petman/Atlas on the right – all in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Simulator (DRC-Sim).  In the background … Continue reading

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If Boeing isn’t American does that mean Hubo isn’t Korean?

My Slip-of-the-Tongue: In 2006, I made the mistake of saying that “Boeing is an American company” in a speech to Boeing executives in Seattle.  To give context, this was after Boeing hosted me for 10-weeks as one of 12 Welliver … Continue reading

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Let the DARPA Site Visits Begin! Watch out Track A teams…

DARPA began their site visits of Track A teams a couple of weeks ago.  DARPA arrived at our lab at Drexel on February 19th.   Pins and needles could only describe our feelings preparing, rehearsing and giving the best “show-and-tell” ever! … Continue reading

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Why this Blog? What it Covers? and For Who?

Welcome to my blog page. I’m Paul Oh, lead for Team DRC-Hubo, one of the 7 Track A teams selected by DARPA for their Robotics Challenge. Why this blog? The DRC is a defining moment in robotics and will fundamentally … Continue reading

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