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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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