On July 11, 2013 DARPA unveiled ATLAS, a highly advanced humanoid robot that includes a sensory "head" supplied by Carnegie Robotics. A fleet of ATLAS robots will be distributed to six winning teams in the Track B of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).
Carnegie Robotics was selected to provide its "MultiSense-SL" robust laser camera sensor for the fleet of humanoids. The SL, which combines low-latency on-board stereo sensing with a two-axis spinning laser, is also used to explore tunnels, mines and underground pipes.
The DRC program will hold competitions in December of 2013 and again in December of 2014.
Read more at IEEE Spectrum.