Google’s SCHAFT Robot Walks Away A Winner

23 Dec

Google's Newly Acquired SCHAFT Robot Walks Away A Winner

Via Gizmodo: The DARPA Robotics Challenge trials, or DRC, ended yesterday. The 16 teams and their bots pushed, stumbled, drove, strutted and clambered their way through 8 disaster recovery-related challenges put to them by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, the Pentagon\’s mad science arm, over the course of the last two days.

“This has been an extraordinary event that has exceeded my expectations by multiple, multiple times,” said Gill Pratt, the DARPA program manager in charge of the DRC, during a closing ceremony. “I’ve been saying to the media for quite some time that I would be thrilled—thrilled—if even one of the teams scored half of the points in the DRC trials. Well, it turns out that 4 scored over half the number of points…”

Google’s Newly Acquired SCHAFT Robot Walks Away A Winner.

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