Humanoid Emergency Response Robots

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Humanoid Emergency Response Robots

Postby Mork from Ork » Sun May 17, 2015 10:23 pm

Hi. This is a glimpse into the not too distant future. The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals is the culmination of 5 years of work from universities and tech companies from all over the world. Twenty-five robots have made it to the Finals event from at least seven nations. The idea for the event emerged after the nuclear disaster in Japan. If a humanoid robot could have driven into the high radiation zone, navigated around and over debris, and turned a few valves the entire disaster could have been minimized.

The event landed on the first page of the Washington Post--Washington, DC's daily newspaper today: :D
http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/robots/

The article offers photos and specs on each robot design.

This event is open to the general public. If you live in the Southern California region you could easily attend and watch this historical event unfold with your own eyes. The organizers are expecting an audience of about 6,000 people. Live coverage will be broadcast over the Internet. This is a watershed moment for the public to see the very latest developments in humanoid robotic design and functionality.

If you are interested here's a link to the the official website to learn more:
http://www.theroboticschallenge.org

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Re: Humanoid Emergency Response Robots

Postby Calavero » Mon May 18, 2015 6:11 pm

Interesting... The beginning of Velmenese ;)
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Re: Humanoid Emergency Response Robots

Postby Mork from Ork » Tue May 19, 2015 6:46 am

Finally, the beginning of the Velmenese! :D I hear that the new Velmenese OS is the best OS ever!

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Re: Humanoid Emergency Response Robots

Postby Mork from Ork » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:04 am

For anyone interested in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals 2015 event here is a link to their live video feed (June 5-6):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI4QME6PhQc

Main website to watch the competition:
http://www.theroboticschallenge.org

The best humanoid robots from around the world that are geared towards emergency response situations have assembled for this open to the public competition. The winning team will walk away with $2,000,000 USD!


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