Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid robot is the focus for the second phase of DARPA's Robotics Challenge (Photo: Boston Dynamics)
A Ranger XP900 being fitted out by the B/C Team from Worchester Polytechnic for ATLAS support (Photo: Worchester Polytechnic University)
Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot (Photo: Boston Dynamics)
The goal of DARPA's multi-year Robotics Challenge is to develop robots capable of reducing the danger of rescue and relief to victims and first responders alike. Next month DARPA will pit rescue robots against a series of tasks that represent disaster scenarios.
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