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The robot from Florida-based Team IHMC Robotics takes a tumble as it tries to walk over rubble. This team came in second place and won a $1 million prize.
DARPA Robotics Challenge
June 7, 2015 Developers of disaster recovery robots gathered in California this weekend to compete for a $2 million prize. Some robots shone. Many got stuck, moved at a snail's pace or fell down on the course.
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NASA's RoboSimian is among the robots taking part in the Defense Department competition. The Space Agency may one day use it to explore caves on other planets.
June 5, 2015 A competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.
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President Obama has pledged millions of dollars to fuel research into understanding the workings of the human brain.
November 15, 2013 President Obama has launched basic research to help scientists peer deep into the individual nerve circuits in the brain. There's also a more practical effort to restore the memories of injured soldiers by outfitting them with specialized brain implants.
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A pair of C-17 Globemaster IIIs on the ground at Edwards Air Force Base in California, where "vortex surfing" is being tested.
U.S. Air Force
July 19, 2013 The V-shaped formation of geese in flight — known as "vortex surfing" — is being studied as a way to slash fuel bills at the Air Force's gas-guzzling Air Mobility Command.
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