DARPA http://wlrn.org en Simple Tasks, Heavy Burdens: Robot Engineers Compete To 'Save Humanity' http://wlrn.org/post/simple-tasks-heavy-burdens-robot-engineers-compete-save-humanity <p>The Pentagon hosted a <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/robots-are-invading-homestead" target="_blank">robotics competition at the Homestead Miami Speedway</a> over the weekend.&nbsp;It’s being called the "Robot Olympics."<br /><br />Teams from all over the world came to prove their robots’ agility at the Robotics Challenge<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;trials</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The teams whose robots earn the top scores would get a shot at winning $2 million in the finals next year.</span></p><p>But the games are about much more than the cash:</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 08:43:38 +0000 Sammy Mack & Maria Murriel 25513 at http://wlrn.org Simple Tasks, Heavy Burdens: Robot Engineers Compete To 'Save Humanity' Robots Are Invading Homestead http://wlrn.org/post/robots-are-invading-homestead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The qualifying trials for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge start Friday. The robot races are sponsored by the Pentagon’s research unit.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:11:21 +0000 Sammy Mack 25445 at http://wlrn.org Robots Are Invading Homestead