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Official Details For the DARPA Robotics Challenge 61

An anonymous reader writes "The DARPA Robotics Challenge is offering tens of million of dollars in funding to teams from anywhere in the world to build robots capable of performing complex mobility and manipulation tasks such as walking over rubble and operating power tools. It all will culminate in an audacious competition with robots driving trucks, breaking through walls, and attempting to perform repairs in a simulated industrial-disaster setting. The winner takes all: a $2 million cash prize."
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Official Details For the DARPA Robotics Challenge

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  • by Tommy Bologna (2431404) on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @03:23PM (#39635529)
    The winner will have the privilege of knowing he/she was responsible for indirectly enslaving everyone he/she ever loved. Laws of unintended consequences, folks. Think about it, these contests are not underwritten by the CareBears. This is the US Department of Defense. Remember those pesky drones we built to help us with foreign wars? Our chickens are coming home to roost -- almost literally.

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