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DARPA Robotics Challenge: the competition begins | IEEE Spectrum

Today, October 24, is opening day for the DARPA Robotics Challenge, or DRC. The press release sums it up nicely: “over the next two years, teams will compete to develop and put to the test hardware and software designed to enable robots to assist humans in emergency response when a disaster strikes.”

See on spectrum.ieee.org (DARPA press release, Track A participants)

By John Payne

Metals shop and auto mechanics in high school; B.A. in Biology, eventually leading to an interest in General Systems and computing; interest in robotics sparked by the realization that autonomous machines could enable a vast improvement in land management.