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Atlas Drc Robot Is 75 Percent New, Completely ­nplugged

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Upgraded ATLAS humanoid robot

The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals will feature an upgraded ATLAS humanoid robot and a US $2 million prize for the winner.

Credit: DARPA

We've always known that the ATLAS DRC humanoid robot was due for some serious upgrades before the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, because having a robot that's tethered for power and safety is just not in the spirit of what the DRC is all about: moving toward robotic systems that can provide meaningful assistance during a real-world disaster scenario.

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