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suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« on: May 16, 2012, 04:17:59 AM »
The SoR team is having a bit of trouble deciding on a good name for our robot.

Anyone want to suggest a name? The winner, chosen by the team, will get a $50 check if DARPA accepts our proposal. Post your idea below (more than one is ok).


about the robot:
It's a mainly a quadruped, but with biped-like capabilities. It's about the size of a person, with similar capabilities, semi-autonomous, and will be used to go inside places too dangerous for a human.

The name shouldn't be too long. Catchy is even better.


current title ideas we have:
SoR Multi-functional Quadruped
Hybrid Biped/Quadruped Robot for Disaster Response Scenarios
Hybrid Biped/Quadruped Robot for Emergency Scenarios
[some-name] : Multifunctional Quadruped Robot for Disaster Response
Multifunctional Quadruped Robot for Emergency Response
Multifunctional Hybrid Biped/Quadruped Robot for Disaster Response Scenarios
Multifunctional Hybrid Biped/Quadruped Robot for Emergency Response

Offline tomcharley

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 10:54:20 AM »
Dear Admin,

  How about the "Definitely NOT A Murderous Killing Machine, Why Do You Ask?" -by SoR   ;D

  Failing that, I do like the sound of "Multifunctional Biped/Quadruped for Emergency Response" as a full name.  Maybe an acronym could be created to make a long, specific name into one that is manageable in conversation (although making an acronym with a 'q' in it is going to be tough).

  Perhaps something like "MQ-BREDR"  (pronounced M. Q. bread-er) which would stand for "Multifunctional Quadruped-Biped Robot for Emergency Disaster Response".  Just starting a brainstorm here.  Maybe I'll be back with more ideas later.

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 01:27:06 PM »
MERQ : Multifunctional Emergency Response Quadruped

 (or maybe RespondER instead of ResponsE)

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 08:42:56 AM »
I vote Q-BARE.

Pronounced Q-Bear

Because it's a quadruped that can stand on two legs and it's built like a tank so it can handle dangerous situations?  (Ok I made that last part up)

It could stand for...

Quadruped-Biped for Autonomous Response to Emergencies

Which is, you know, very similar to the other two. 

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 11:32:11 AM »
how about Q-BERT :):)

Quadruped-Biped Emergency Responder for disasTers.

(I know, I gotta come up with something better for the "T")

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 09:34:00 PM »
SAERS

Semi-Autonomous Emergency Response Scout

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 05:05:55 AM »
   SamoR 

Semi-Autonomous Multifunctional Operational Robot
the first and the two last words refers to SoR, too. :-"
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 05:14:02 AM by artmis »

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 09:34:34 AM »
Tomorrow is the final day to decide . . . any more last minute ideas?

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keep it simple... hy-ped (or some variant of hi-ped, hiped or hyped)
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2012, 07:44:08 AM »
can go around bragging it up and if it fails you already have a built-in excuse, it was over-hy-ped.

hy-ped = hydred biped
« Last Edit: May 26, 2012, 07:45:47 AM by Lester »

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012, 08:35:24 AM »
whYME is the winner :)

We'll know in about ~4 months if DARPA accepts our proposal.


MERQ : Multifunctional Emergency Response Quadruped

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2012, 01:34:37 PM »
MERQ?
It's very similar to the verb, merk, which means to beat someone, kill someone, insulting someone, or injuring someone.

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 11:13:29 AM »
MERQ?
It's very similar to the verb, merk, which means to beat someone, kill someone, insulting someone, or injuring someone.

In what language? o_O
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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2012, 07:09:33 PM »
Well that typo is your fault, and had me looking for merk :) Thx, hehe.
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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2012, 01:55:04 AM »
whYME is the winner :)

We'll know in about ~4 months if DARPA accepts our proposal.


MERQ : Multifunctional Emergency Response Quadruped
I'm glad you like it!

MERQ?
It's very similar to the verb, merk, which means to beat someone, kill someone, insulting someone, or injuring someone.
Oh well, I guess I need to catch up on my slang...

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Re: suggest a DARPA robot project name for SoR, win $50
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2012, 08:47:41 AM »
I had looked it up since the beginning to make sure merq didn't mean merk :P

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=merk
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=merq

 


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