Watch Darpa's Rescue Robot Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles

Watch Darpa's Rescue Robot Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles
Robots aren't often athletic. But in this new video, a prototype version of a robot sponsored by the Pentagon's blue-sky researchers climbs over wooden blocks, jumps while maintaining its balance, and climbs up stairs — the kinds of athletic tasks …
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NASA-WPI 2013 Robot Prize Competition Registration Open
WASHINGTON — NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., have opened registration and are seeking teams to compete in next year's robot technology demonstration competition, which offers as much as $ 1.5 million in prize …
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Robots in the home: Will older adults roll out the welcome mat?
Robots have the potential to help older adults with daily activities that can become more challenging with age. But are people willing to use and accept the new technology? A study by the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates the answer is yes …
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