Rackspace Tech Showcase – TORC Vehicles Lead the Way

From TORC Technologies:

ARCH System - Autonomous Remote Control HMMWV - from TORC Technologies In Out of Harm's Way, 2nd Lt. Brian S. Villiard asks, "Can remotely operated platforms get Marines off the road?"

TORC's answer? Yes, thanks to ARCH, its Autonomous Remote Control HMMWV System.

In the video, Michael Fleming, CEO of TORC, describes how TORC transitioned and commercialized its DARPA Urban Challenge technology to ARCH featuring the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle – the HMMWV, or "Humvee." TORC has also produced several other Urban Challenge technologies, including the ByWire XGV (computer controlled Ford Escape Hybrid), which provides other robotics developers with an integration-ready drive-by-wire platform.  The video includes a clip of the HMMWVs in action. Michael Fleming was named to the Virginia Blue Ridge Business Journal's 2009 "20 Under 40" list of young entrepreneurs.


Update 9/21/09:  Latest from TORC on ARCH (Autonomous Remote Controlled HMMWV) – descriptions, photos, videos

TORC Technologies, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, is commercializing intelligent robotic technologies into modular, interoperable, off-the-shelf products that enable customers to rapidly integrate and deploy robotic solutions involving unmanned and autonomous vehicles.  TORC is widely recognized as a leading source of teleoperated control and autonomous navigation solutions for unmanned vehicles.


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  1. Thanks so much to Handshake 2.0 & Rackspace for featuring TORC on the Rackspace Tech Showcase this week!

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