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Rough-and-Tumble Roach Bots Barrel Over Obstacles
Cockroach Robot
June 23rd, 2015
Robots inspired by cockroaches can use the shape of their bodies — particularly, their distinctive round shells — to maneuver through dense clutter, according to a new study.
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Korean Robot Takes Home $2M Prize in DARPA Challenge
Team KAIST robot
June 6th, 2015
A robotics team from South Korea took home the $2 million first-place prize in a competition this weekend to design robots that could aid humans in a natural or manmade disaster.
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Meet the Robot Finalists in the DARPA Robotics Challenge
Momaro robot
June 4th, 2015
This week, students and engineers from around the world will descend on Southern California for two days of good old-fashioned robot mayhem.
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Apelike Robot Dominates First Day of DARPA Robotics Competition
Team Tartan Rescue's CHIMP robot, from Carnegie Mellon University, took the lead on the first day of the DARPA robotics challenge.
June 6th, 2015
Watching a robot competition can be incredibly exciting, but things tend to move at a glacial pace. While some of the robots had trouble staying upright, others drove a vehicle and climbed a set of stairs.
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Robot Showdown: Droids to Face Off in DARPA Robotics Challenge
IHMC robot
June 4th, 2015
This weekend, some of the world's most sophisticated robots will go head-to-head in a competition that tests their ability to assist humans in a natural or man-made disaster.
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Damaged Robot Can 'Heal' Itself in Less Than 2 Minutes
Adaptable Robot
May 27th, 2015
Robots that are damaged in action can now quickly "heal" themselves by tapping into experiences from simulated lives, according to a new study.
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Robo-Klutz: Bipedal Bots Bite It at Competition
DARPA Robotics Challenge course, Florida, Team IHMC
June 10th, 2015
They walked, they climbed, they drove around in utility vehicles, but the skillful robots at this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) also spent much of the competition doing something else: falling over.
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Gallery: Robots Face Off in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
Momaro robot
June 5th, 2015
At the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, robots built by teams from around the world are preparing to face off in a competition that tests their ability to assist humans during a simulated natural or manmade disaster.
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Clearing Hurdles: Cheetah Robot Shows Off New Trick
MIT's cheetah robot clears a hurdle.
May 29th, 2015
One four-legged machine is making great leaps in the field of robotics.
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