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    The 10 Robots You’ll Meet At The DARPA Robotics Challenge

    Seventeen teams will gather at the Homestead-Miami Speedway later this month to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. Which bot do you think has what it takes to win?

    1. Robosimian

    Via theroboticschallenge.org

    No monkey business: NASA Jet Propulsion Labs’ simian-inspired robot sports four general-purpose limbs and hands.

    2. Carnegie Mellon University Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform (CHIMP)

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    Is it a CHIMP, is it a tank? A little of both.

    3. DRC-HUBO

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    HUBO brothers, one from Korea and one from Philadelphia, compete for best bot!

    4. VALKYRIE

    Via theroboticschallenge.org

    From the people that brought Robonaut to space, the NASA team at Johnson Space Center brings 20 years of experience developing robots.

    5. HRP-2

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    Made in Japan. 幸運!

    6. THOR

    Via thordrc.com

    Although it does not wield a magical hammer, THOR still hopes to save the world.

    7. Chiron

    Via theroboticschallenge.org

    Greek mythology comes to life!

    8. Intelligent Pioneer

    Via theroboticschallenge.org

    China's Intelligent Pioneer is one of four bots to enter into the competition without DARPA funding.

    9. Buddy

    Via theroboticschallenge.org

    Meet the 3-D printed rescue robot! The team followed Colin Chapman’s automotive design advice: “Simplify, then add lightness”

    10. Atlas

    Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built! A total of seven teams will be using this robot during the competition.

    ***Bonus: there will be (robot) cats***

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    A large exposition of today’s robots will be on display at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, including WildCat, the off-leash version of DARPA’s fast-running Cheetah, and the LS3 robotic mule.

    Don’t wait for disaster to strike to see these robots in action. The 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge will take place at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida December 20-21 and will be open to the public. Get more information and enter for your chance to have a photo taken with one of the robots at http://www.theroboticschallenge.org.

    Can't make it to Florida? Follow the event on Twitter using #DARPADRC.

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