Darpa Robotics Challenge: South Korea's Humanoid Nets Team $2M

On Saturday evening, with their sleek humanoid robot DRC-Hubo, a team of roboticists and engineers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon, South Korea, won $2m from the R&D arm of the US defense department, Darpa, by outperforming 24 other robots in a simulated nuclear reactor. Competitors came from all over the globe to Pomona, California, on Friday and Saturday. The two-day contest took place at the Fairplex, formerly the LA County Fairgrounds. The robots were built and piloted with funding from sources as disparate as the European Union, Amazon and Nasa.



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