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Will The Headless Ape Robot win the DARPA challenge?

pausz42 (2935439) writes | about a year ago

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pausz42 (2935439) writes "The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Standford University are promoting RoboSimian, a simian-inspired robot able to face environments which are hostile for men.
In the DARPA Robotics Challenge the selected teams have to develop an autonomous robot capable to get into a car, drive it to a disaster site and perform hazardous activities.
While this prototype is the only one that that doesn't have a humanoid shape and it's quite creepy since it does not have a head, it seems that its three fingered limbs are better fitted for some of the difficult tasks required by the DARPA challenge.

Info about RoboSimian: http: //www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/
Info about the DARPA Robotics Challenge: http: //www.theroboticschallenge.org/."

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