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Ridiculous Robots Falling Down at the DARPA Robotics Challenge

Last week, robots competed at the DARPA Robotics Challenge. „May the best robot win“ has been a frequently uttered phrase there. According to the terms of competition, the participants had to perform different tasks. But there were several amusing incidents. The system is not perfect at all.

„These robots are big and made of lots of metal and you might assume people seeing them would be filled with fear and anxiety,“ Pratt said. „But we heard groans of sympathy when those robots fell. And what did people do every time a robot scored a point? They cheered! It's an extraordinary thing, and I think this is one of the biggest lessons from DRC—the potential for robots not only to perform technical tasks for us, but to help connect people to one another.“

 

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