U.S. Military Offers Millions for First Humanoid Robot | DARPA Robotics Challenge | Innovationnewsdaily.com
- Uncle Sam wants you to make a military robot capable of walking on two legs, handling power tools and even driving vehicles. Luckily, the U.S. military's new robotics challenge aims to save lives rather than hunt down human warriors, Terminator-style, on the battlefields of tomorrow.The $2 million challenge by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency appeared in an official online solicitation today (April 10). DARPA wants a humanoid robot to replace humans doing dangerous work in the aftermath of terrorist attacks, industrial accidents or natural disasters â€” or a combination of disaster scenarios such as the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility after the tsunami.
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