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Google robot smokes the field in DARPA competition

A 4-foot, 7-inch semi-autonomous bipedal automaton from a Google-owned maker of commercial robots took first place in DARPA’s rescue-robot competition over the weekend. Japanese robot-makerSchaft, Inc.’s HRP-2 outclassed robots from NASA, Lockheed…  …

Terminator to the rescue? Watch the most advanced humanoid robot in action

It’s the stuff of science-fiction movies: A six-foot-two, 330-pound humanoid robot that is agile enough to climb using its hands and feet. And it is what DARPA, a research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, hopes one of seven teams will be able to turn into an life-saving emergency…

DARPA shows off a robot that knows how to climb stairs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been creating a series of increasingly agile robots, such as the robotic “cheetah” it featured last month. The latest offering may not be as light on its cybernetic feet, but the new stair-climbing robot is remarkable in its own right for its uncanny…

DARPA’s ‘robot cheetah’ breaks speed record

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on Monday announced that they had set a new speed record for legged robots. A press advisory from DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) project said that their so-called “Cheetah” had reached speeds of up to 18 miles per hour on a…

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