DARPA Competition Shows Best, Worst Disaster-Ready Robots
DARPA's annual competition shows off how far robots have come and (sometimes) how frequently they fall.By Ben Lawson | June 5, 2015
Meet the great-great-grandfather of Optimus Prime. Ok well maybe Optimus is still pretty far down the line.
It isn't exactly "Transformers" over there but DAPRA's annual robotics competition continues to be a pretty interesting chance to look at the state of modern robotics.
For the Pentagon-sponsored competition teams from around the world participate in a series of challenges in order to earn the top spot and score $3.5 million in funding from the Department of Defense.