Darpa: These Robots Will Save Your Life (once They Learn to Walk)

25 Robotics teams competed for $2m in prize money and the distinction of having scored highest in a challenging obstacle course designed to mimic the conditions of a nuclear meltdown, in the Darpa Robotics Challenge in Pomona, California. Some participating robotics teams are small and feisty, others are well-funded and robust, but all have a true love of technology. And the robots seem to have even more personality than their masters (even when walking a bit like grannies).