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Disaster droids face off in the Darpa Robotics Challenge

By January 3, 2019 No Comments

Final preparations are being made by 24 robotics teams about to compete for $3.5m (£2.3m) worth of prizes in a Pentagon-backed competition.

Their machines are being challenged to carry out a series of disaster-related tasks in the shortest time possible.

The US Department of Defence’s Darpa research unit will host the event on Friday and Saturday at a location close to Los Angeles, California.

A team from Google was a favourite to win, but has quit the contest.

Read more details here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32978565

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