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DARPA Challenge to Give Robot Brains: IBM, SoftLayer, and Open Source Robotics Foundation

James Grundvig | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

The U.S. has the hardware. But what about the software? Legacy? Developed before the mobile app era? And what about the brains to make robots do the things that would be required of first responders, do the dirty work of containment and cleanup, while not tire or sacrifice human lives in the process?

Robots and Disasters: Why Didn't I Think of That?

Christal Smith | Posted 06.17.2012 | Good News
Christal Smith

You don't have to speak scientific-ese to understand just how important it is to develop robots that can do what no mere human can do in times of crisis.

DARPA Network Challenge Celebrates Internet With Contest: Find Balloons, Win Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE December 7, 2009: A team from MIT has won the DARPA Network Challenge to track down 10 weather balloons, as well as the $40,000 prize. Just ei...