What if we could respond to emergencies better? What if the obstacles that put human beings in danger – fire, structural collapse, radiation – were less of an issue, and more lives, property, and wildlife could be saved?

Atlas the robotThis is the thinking behind the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), which Atlassian Developer evangelist Tim Pettersen is competing in as part of the Institute for Humane and Machine Cognition (IHMC) team. The IHMC team is building software for Atlas, constructed by Boston Robotics, which is an anthropomorphic robot designed to negotiate terrain and operate tools in a human-like manner.

To chronicle this amazing journey in software and robotics, Tim has written a two-part story for DevOps Angle, explaining how the IHMC uses Jira, Jira Agile, Confluence, Bamboo, Clover, and Fisheye to manage their software development processes. In his articles, Tim talks about how IHMC is using unit and regression testing, continuous integration, and issue-focused workflows to create a robot that could change the face of disaster response forever.

Head on over to DevOps Angle to learn more

Part 1  Part 2


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