Defense contractor Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories’ robot rests in Pennsauken, N.J., Dec. 12, 2013, before engineers begin work with the humanoid robot made for a robot competition.
The 6-foot tall, 300-pound robot is one of 17 humanoid robots that will be evaluated Friday and Saturday at Homestead Miami Speedway for how well they can complete tasks including getting into an all-terrain vehicle and driving it, and opening doors.
The CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform robot, known as CHIMP, is put through some paces as it is switching the hold of a fire hose from one grasping unit to another at the National Robotics Engineering Center in Pittsburgh, Dec. 11, 2013.
Carnegie Mellon researchers are testing the new search-and-rescue robot that will compete in the U.S. Defense Department's upcoming national robotics competition in Florida.
Competitors from other schools and companies will be vying for a $2 million U.S. Defense Department prize.