SoarTech is a spin-off from the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Michigan. The founding team developed the DARPA-funded TacAir-Soar under the leadership of Professor John E. Laird, who is John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering at Michigan.
From the company’s press release:
Teaming with the University of Michigan, SoarTech was recently awarded first place and $750,000 at the first Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC 2010). SoarTech’s real-time 3D interface featuring SAGE (Situation, Actions, Goals, Environment) impressed the judges and helped Team Michigan take first in the competition to develop a team of robots that could operate autonomously in urban combat zones. read full press release