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DARPA Announces Responder Robot Competition
2012-04-11 06:00:45

The Defense Advanced Research and Planning Agency (DARPA) issued a challenge to robot builders this week, as the move to rely on robots to do our dirty work rolls on. The agency is also asking challengers to keep their minds open, saying these robots don´t have to feature a human-like form. One roboticist, Aaron Edsinger of Meka Robotics in San Francisco, told the New York Times he was already speaking with other builders and considering different forms of inspiration....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.