Part I: Overview Information
Federal Agency Name
: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), TacticalTechnology Office
Funding Opportunity Title:
DARPA Robotics Challenge
Funding Opportunity Number:
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 12-39
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA):
12.910 Research andTechnology Development
Posting Date: April 10, 2012
Proposers’ Day Webcast: April 16, 2012
Proposal Due Date: May 31, 2012
Concise description of the funding opportunity -
The primary goal of the DARPA RoboticsChallenge program is to develop ground robotic capabilities to execute complex tasks indangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments. The program will focus on robots thatcan utilize available human tools, ranging from hand tools to vehicles. The program aims toadvance the key robotic technologies of supervised autonomy, mounted mobility, dismountedmobility, dexterity, strength, and platform endurance. Supervised autonomy will be developed toallow robot control by non-expert operators, to lower operator workload, and to allow effectiveoperation despite low fidelity (low bandwidth, high latency, intermittent) communications.
Total amount of money to be awarded
– Up to $34 million
Anticipated individual awards
– Multiple awards are anticipated.
Types of instruments that may be awarded
– Procurement contract, grant, cooperativeagreement or other transaction.
Dr. Gill Pratt, Program Manager, DARPA/DSOChristopher Glista, Contracting Officer, DARPA/CMO
For all mail to be received prior to April 30, 2012DARPA/TTOATTN: BAA 12-393701 North Fairfax DriveArlington, VA 22203-1714For all mail to be received on or after April 30, 2012DARPA/TTOATTN: BAA 12-39675 North Randolph StreetArlington, VA 22203-2114