It’s really impressive to watch a robot do its thing, most of the time.
It’s a scenario worthy of a Steven Spielberg film. A disaster too dangerous for humans to enter, so a robot must drive alone into the area, and do the dirty work of inspecting, repairing and clearing the site.
At the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, they had to drive, walk over debris, climb stairs, cut through walls, open doors, and close valves in the competition for a $2 million prize.
How did they fare? Well some of them did alright! Most fell by the wayside: Watch the video below:
Pictures provided courtesy of DARPA.