Korean Robot Takes Home $2M Prize in DARPA Challenge

A robotics team from South Korea took home the $2 million first-place prize in a competition last weekend to design robots that could aid humans in a natural or man-made disaster.
During the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, which took place in POMONA, Calif. in June 5 and 6, the winning team's DRC-HUBO robot finished all eight tasks in less than 45 minutes. The winning bot had a humanoid design that could transform itself into a wheeled kneeling position for faster, more stable movement.



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