April 6, 2012

Darpa's Challenge: Humanoid Robots

Drummond & Shachtman, Wired

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Imagine robots that can do everything you can do — and probably do it even better. Brace yourself, because that era might be here sooner than you think: The Pentagon agency behind some of the most important robotics research will soon challenge experts worldwide to come up with humanoid robots that can navigate their environment and handle tools with near-Homo sapiens skill.


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