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Robots to the Rescue, Slowly

Scenes from the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Florida.


MIT’s Atlas robot attempts to pass through the second of three different doors during one challenge.


RoboSimian, a robot developed by a team at NASA JPL.


Schaft’s humanoid robot removes debris.


The Atlas robot belonging to IHMC safely strides over a pile of rubble.


The MIT team controls its Atlas robot remotely.


An Atlas tries to drill through a wall.


NASA’s Valkyrie approaches a hose.


CMU’s Tartan Rescue team waits with its robot, CHIMP.


Schaft’s robot sits in the driving seat of a vehicle.


The Schaft robot successfully navigates the driving test.


MIT’s robot grasps a firehose.


Robosimian attempts to move several pieces of rubble.


Assorted robots at an expo held during the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

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