The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Robotics Challenge, launched Wednesday, will bring together some of the nation's top robotics engineers in a bid to develop some of the most advanced robotics yet built.
Among the humanoid robots, some have hands, or claws, and most with the ability to use tools. A few have eyes; all have four limbs.
Teams come from Carnegie Mellon University, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Washington.
With Wikipedia nearing completion (the rote memory behind our version of SkyNet is the "little data" found on the inter-web), it won't be long before H-Ks and T-300s are on the prowl.
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