Yesterday marked Day 1 of the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, in which elite robots from around the world faced off to compete for $3.5 million in prizes. We saw some of humanity’s finest bots drive vehicles, remove rubble, cut through walls and climb up stairs.
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals kick off today in Pomona, California, with 24 teams from around the world competing for $3.5 million in prizes. We’re here at the event to bring you the latest robotic thrills and spills, but mostly to keep a lookout for any signs of a robot uprising.
Si te apasiona la robótica, este fin de semana se celebra una de las competiciones más importantes al respecto, la DARPA Robotics Challenge. 24 robots de 24 equipos de todo el mundo competirán por ganar un jugoso premio: 3,5 millones de dólares. Si quieres seguirlo bien, hay una genial guía con las 24 creaciones…
La Darpa Robotics Challenge es una de las competiciones de robótica más prestigiosas y complejas del mundo. Decenas de robots diseñados en todo el mundo se reúnen para superar pruebas que van desde subir y bajar escaleras a conducir coches. La próxima edición comienza en unas semanas. Estos son los increíbles robots…
Tremble at the sight of the new and improved ATLAS. Redesigned for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, this robot is now stronger, more energy efficient, more dextrous, and quieter than its clunky predecessor. And best of all, it no longer requires a safety tether.
Last week, we learned the rules for the final round of DARPA's Robotics Challenge. It was immediately apparent that we're teetering on the precipice of a futuristic future, where robots can walk around on two legs doing work without human aid. The reality is not unlike the Space Age fantasies from 50 years ago.
DARPA just announced the details of the final round of its years-long Robotics Challenge, and boy, do they sound difficult. Not only will all the robots have to work wirelessly and without human intervention, the course must be completed all at once. If a robot falls and can't get it up, it's done.
This past weekend, eight robots distinguished themselves from the rest at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, earning them a place at the 2014 Grand Challenge. Here's what you need to know about these great eight.
The teams have broken down their robots and packed them up in crates and suitcases, loaded them into trucks and taken them on airplanes and gone home. Some will lick their wounds and rebuild to fight another day. The lucky ones will get a million dollars each from DARPA to continue developing their bots.
Gizmodo's coverage of the DARPA Robotics Challenge continues with day two at the Homestead Speedway south of Miami. The weekend has arrived and the crowds are here with their kids, cheering on the bots.
We've seen countless videos of ATLAS and other advanced robots strutting their stuff, but now it's officially time for all of them to put their money where their mouths are (wait, do robots have mouths?) as the DARPA Robotics Challenge officially gets underway. And you can watch a live stream of the events as they…
The world's most advanced robots are battling it out in Florida this week to see which one is best suited to hit the scene when disaster strikes. You can watch the live stream right here.
The DARPA Robotics Challenge, or DRC, kicked off today at the Homestead-Miami Speedway about 30 miles south of Miami. A total of sixteen teams from around the world are here to challenge each other today and tomorrow in timed trials, and to compete for funding from DARPA, the Pentagon's mad science arm. A seventeenth…
Let's be honest: Most robots look pretty dumb these days. Whether it's the little disk-shaped Roomba that cleans your floor or the jumble of rods and wires that builds your car, these machines seem—for lack of a better term—rudimentary. Not the Valkyrie.