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DARPA Hosts Robotics Challenge for Rescue Initiatives

DARPAThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has hosted a robotics competition aimed at testing the rescue capabilities of the machines, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

Danielle Wiener-Bronner writes DARPA planned to use the competition as a means to develop technology intended for disaster rescue operations.

According to the robotics challenge site, the DARPA event was staged to encourage research and development of robotic hardware and software that can be used to work hazardous activities in disaster areas with the aim of minimizing loss of life.

Google‘s newly acquired Schaft robot outmatched over 15 other competitors in eight different challenges such as driving vehicles, removing debris, climbing up ladders and traversing uneven terrain, the report said.

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