DARPA-Funded Robot Designed for Disaster Relief Tasks

The 6-foot 2-inches tall, 330-pound Atlas robot, built by Boston Dynamics, is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and it’s designed to help humankind deal with future disasters.

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

The hope is to develop machines that can intervene and help make a disaster less severe, Pratt said, adding that a good example occurred during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

See on www.defense.gov

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