Skip to comments.Disaster zone robot competition announced by Pentagon
Posted on 04/18/2012 12:14:27 AM PDT by Razzz42
A competition to develop next-generation robots capable of saving lives in disaster zones has been unveiled by the Pentagon's advanced research laboratory.
Darpa says it wants "adaptable robots with the ability to use human tools - from hand tools to vehicles".
It plans to hold a series of emergency response physical challenges.
A $2m (£1.3m) prize is being offered to the team with the best technology. The competition begins in October.
The agency says it hopes software engineers, video game developers and other experts from fields outside robotics will take part "to increase the diversity of innovative solutions". Radiation-resistant
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Entering your wife if she just goes through the motions, doesn’t qualify as robotic or humanoid even if she is shielded against certain penetrations.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
This should be a good competition. Darpa has produced more bang for the buck than any other federal program. And on top of that, they have a legitimate Constitutional raison de etre.