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Title: Pow News: Pentagon Robot Competition!
Post by: Mr.PowPow on April 11, 2012, 03:37:28 AM
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I am actually really excited by this particular piece of news because I didn't exaggerate this title in any way, it really is a robot designing competition unveiled by the Pentagon.
The Pentagon wants a series of adaptable robots that can go into danger zones and wield a variety of tools and operate vehicles. And to accomplish this they opened up a competition to see who can create a prototype to withstand a series of physical trials, the winner will see their robot produced for actual use and also gain 2 million dollars as a prize. They are also encouraging video game developers to join in, as to increase the diversity of the ideas put into the production of such robots.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17666449
Title: Re: Pow News: Pentagon Robot Competition!
Post by: NekoBot on April 29, 2012, 02:14:38 AM
This is exciting! Being a conneticut First Robotics Competition (FRC) alumni and an ex VEX robotics captain and playing with LEGO mindstorms in middle school, I love robotics!

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