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Robo-Rescuers Battle It Out in Disaster Challenge

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DARPA Robotics Challenge

Contestants in the DARPA Robotics Challenge must shut off a valve, a task that could be crucial in an industrial accident.

Credit: Raymond Sheh/DARPA

When the humanoid robot SAFFiR gets a shove, it reflexively moves to maintain its balance. SAFFiR can also walk over uneven terrain, turn its head to scan its surroundings and—with the help of a human operator—reach out to grasp objects.

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