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master_of_robots
06-22-2010, 07:05 AM
Apparently, Singapore is looking for the "best street-fighting robowarrior" and the government is willing to pay over $600,000 for it. Who says that building robots doesn't pay (except for my fiance)?


http://gizmodo.com/231228/singapore-contest-offers-600k-for-best-robo+warrior

sam
06-22-2010, 07:28 AM
Seems like a ridiculously low sum of money for a robot that can do all that. It seems like the bot will cost a lot more.

From waht I understand it has to be pretty big to climb up normal stairs!

lnxfergy
06-22-2010, 09:13 AM
Note the date: that story was posted in 2007.

The competition happened in 2008. Nobody completed the challenge (big surprise). http://www.dsta.gov.sg/index.php/TechX-Challenge

-Fergs

master_of_robots
06-23-2010, 07:17 AM
Nobody completed the challenge (big surprise).

Precisely!