"I've fallen, and I can't get up!"
At stake: $2 million
Expect the unexpected is an inevitable part of any disaster. Humans, in the heat of the fray, need to be ready to adapt to whatever situation arises. Disasters are never neatly choreographed events needing little thinking on the fly. Quite the opposite.
Seems that DARPA is sliding that same sense of uncertainty into the paths of twenty-five onrushing humanoids that will be competing for top disaster robot in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (...