Watch the Robotics Challenge broadcast live now on YouTube

[ UPDATED: The DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials have ended, with the robot from Schaft Inc. taking the title. Hours of archived coverage of the event are available here. ]

To watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials live from Florida’s Homestead Miami Speedway, click the following link for a YouTube stream:

DARPA Robotics Challenge Live Broadcast

In addition to the main live feed, there are a variety of supplementary streams showing different areas of the competition. Those streams are accessible from DARPA’s YouTube page, where it has also posted numerous new video introductions to the teams.

DARPA YouTube Channel

Finally, if you want to follow along with the competition via your mobile device, DARPA has created a mobile app for both Android and Apple devices.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge was designed to spur the development of advanced search-and-rescue robots for use in natural and man-made disasters. During the next two days, the DRC Trials will determine which of seventeen teams will move on to next year’s finals. For complete details on the competition, go to

[ photo courtesy of DARPA ]