South Korean Team Wins DARPA Robotics Challenge

A South Korean team took home the top prize on Saturday at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in California. Team Kaist from Daejeon and its robot, DRC-Hubo, were awarded the grand prize of $2 million over 22 competing robots, according to DARPA, the military technology arm of the Defense Department. The humanoid robot had performed the best across a series of eight tasks relevant to natural disaster response, which included tripping circuit breakers, climbing stairs and walking through rubble.”


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