Japanese Humanoid Robot Dominates DARPA Challenge

A Japanese robotics team dominated the field after an ambitious two-day competition that saw robots driving cars, climbing ladders and wielding power tools. A two-legged robot built by engineers at SCHAFT Inc., a Japanese robotics firm, won the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials(Dec. 21), scoring the most points across tasks that tested the robots’ mobility, dexterity, perception and autonomous operations. Florida-based…

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