Of Google inc (GOOG)’s victory in the world’s Most Challenging Robotics Competition.
The battle was at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where 16 human-scaled robots were battling it out on the field for a chance to win a $2 million prize.
Google’s recently acquired Japanese robot maker, Schaft, produced the winning bot, destroying the competition and advancing to next year’s finals, together with seven other teams.
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Schaft dominated the competition scoring 27 out of the possible 32 easily clinching the first place. Schaft and the other seven will meet in the DRC Finals next December to compete for the $2 million prize.
The most innovative use for bots I have heard up to date is Amazon’s plans to use drones to deliver packages of up to 5 pounds on deliveries less than 10 miles. This will speed up deliveries to as little as 30 minutes.
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