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Robots to the Rescue, Slowly

Scenes from the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Florida.

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

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

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Schaft’s humanoid robot removes debris.

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

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The MIT team controls its Atlas robot remotely.

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An Atlas tries to drill through a wall.

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NASA’s Valkyrie approaches a hose.

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

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

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The Schaft robot successfully navigates the driving test.

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MIT’s robot grasps a firehose.

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Robosimian attempts to move several pieces of rubble.

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

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