Jun 102015
Robots Falling Down At Robotics Challenge Will Calm Your Fears Of A Robotic Apocalypse

The DARPA Robotics Challenge in Pomona, California was just recently held. Scientists and engineers from around the world brought their most recent high tech robotic humanoids to test them in front of the best in the business. Some of the ‘bots, however, failed to impress. It goes without saying that it will be a while before the robots take over the world. 


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Dec 232013
Google’s Schaft Robot Wins Robotics Challenge Competition

The SCHAFT robot performed at this year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge, and was one of the highlights from the competition.

The Google owned robot impressively performed tasks that would be crucial for a machine to complete in an emergency, life saving scenario, such as opening doors, breaking walls, and climbing stairs to save a person. 

Read more on Gizmodo, NYTimes, and IBTimes


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Oct 042013
DARPA WildCat Robot Runs Fast Like A Cheetah

Boston Dynamics and DARPA collaborate to create state-of-the-art robots that may have utility in the military, such as for search and rescue missions. 

They are famous online for their impressive Big Dog and humanoid ‘bots. 

Now, they have just introduced their latest ‘animal’ in the robotic pack: the WildCat

Read more on ExtremeTechGeekologie, Salon, and Geek


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Jul 122013

The technological work of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency never ends. Their latest project in collaboration with Boston Dynamics has been ATLAS, a new super-advanced humanoid robot. 

This new video demonstrates the capabilities of ATLAS, including walking up stairs, being pushed while balancing on one foot and not falling, and more!  


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Mar 042013

For years now, the Big Dog robot by DARPA and Boston Dynamics has been the star of several escalating viral videos. In this newest viral video which has gone viral over the weekend, Big Dog picks up a 35 pound cinder block and throws it over fifteen feet. 

The new video has already collected over 1.9 million hits, and is further featured on Gizmodo, Mashable, and NowMSN


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