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Google Wins DARPA's Rescue Robot Contest

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December 24, 2013
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DARPA is on the search for a humanoid robot that could help with response efforts in emergency situations.


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Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and itself is a huge consumer of electricity. It has been looking at ways to shakeup the utilities industry and it plans on doing this by developing software and hardware tools to better manage power lines. Google's in-house development group known as the Energy Access Team is led by Arun Majumdar. Majumdar came to Google as a top energy expert. He was the first director of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and was later nominated for the Under Secretary of DoE. He joined Google in 2012 to help the company to advance in the US power sales market, which is worth more than $363 billion. Google is not the first to tap the possibilities of energy management. Zurich based ABB and Munich based Siemens already offer tools that help allocating electricity, but Google engineers think they can do better. Just like Google disrupted smartphone market with android, it may now end up changing the way we get our electricity. Video provided by TheStreet
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NASA Hopes to Send 'Superhero' Valkyrie Robot to Mars

NASA Hopes to Send 'Superhero' Valkyrie Robot to Mars

Buzz60 (Dec. 12, 2013) — NASA scientists are preparing the robot Valkyrie to compete in the DARPA robotics challenge and hope to one day see the robot go to Mars. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
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Human-Size Transformer Robot Developed

Human-Size Transformer Robot Developed

Buzz60 (Mar. 19, 2013) — Carnegie Mellon University developed a human-size transformer called CHIMP or CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform. The robot was designed for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's robotics challenge. The transformer can grip and manipulate tools, climb ladders, and prevent itself from falling over.
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New DARPA Robot Closely Resembles Terminator

New DARPA Robot Closely Resembles Terminator

Newsy (July 13, 2013) — DARPA's ATLAS robot is the most advanced of its kind and is frighteningly close to the Terminator.
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