Pentagon Contest to Develop Robots to Work in Disaster Areas

by John Markhof, New York Times, April 9, 2012

The Pentagon’s research and development agency is to announce a competition on Tuesday to design specialized robots that can work in disaster zones while operating common tools and vehicles. And while such tasks may well inspire humanoid designs, roboticists say they may also lead to the robotic equivalent of the Minotaur — a hybrid creature that might have multiple arms and not just legs but treads. ….

For full text of this article, visit Pentagon Contest to Develop Robots to Work in Disaster Areas – NYTimes.com.

Find the official details of the competition at the IEEE Spectrum Blog by clicking here.

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