(CBS News) The sun has set in New York City and it is now officially the Friday night of Halloween weekend. So, of course, that can mean only one thing here at The Feed: video of a robot trying to navigate obstacles! Go ahead and watch the technological glory unfold in the video above.
The video was posted by DARPAtv who write about this latest demonstration in robotics:
While for some it's become cliche, I still feel it's necessary to welcome our new Pet-Proto Roboto overlords! All kidding aside, if you'd like to learn more about the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you can visit their website by clicking here. And on that note, I hope you have a wonderful Halloween weekend and make sure to keep coming back to The Feed for all of your viral video needs!
In this video, the Pet-Proto, a predecessor to DARPA's Atlas robot, is confronted with obstacles similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). To maneuver over and around the obstacles, the robot exercises capabilities including autonomous decision-making, dismounted mobility and dexterity. The DARPA Robotics Challenge will test these and other capabilities in a series of tasks that will simulate conditions in a dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environment. Teams participating in Tracks B and C of the DRC will compete for access to a modified version of the Atlas robot for use in the 2013 and 2014 live disaster-response challenge events.