You may have missed this on the TV news, but on dec. 20-21 seventeen teams duked it out at the DARPA Robotics Challenge for a chance to win $2 million. Sporting monikers like RoboSimian, Valkerie and Atlas, these droids looked something like a cross between a tinkertoy and the Terminator. Like the T1, these bots have articulated arms and legs. This is vital to the DARPA contest, since these droids are designed for search and rescue. Contest rules state that they must be able to climb ladders, open doors and turn valves. Only the best will go onto the finals in 2014.
During this episode we will also discuss the quantum leap that has recently taken place in everything from domestic robots to industrial bots and aerial drones. So if you want to know where this technology is headed before it comes knocking at your door, tun into this episode of Working the Web to Win.
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