Singapore Contest Offers $600k for Best Robo-Warrior

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All you bot builders listen up. Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency is holding a contest to see who can build the best street-fighting robowarrior. The prize? One million Singapore dollars (about $652,000 US). The bar is set pretty high, however, as the winning bot will have to know how to move within buildings, navigate through urban landscapes (without the use of a GPS system, mind you), and use an elevator. He'll also need to know how to climb up and down flights of stairs. I guess that puts Honda's Asimo outta the competition. Applications must be received by May and the winning bot will be crowned in August 2008.


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If somebody has a robot sophisticated enough to enter this contest, I'll be amazed, what with those requirements. I'll also be afraid, very very afraid.