What will seven teams of scientists write code for in December?

Answer: Atlas, the Pentagon’s 330 lb. humanoid robot

by News Staff / November 27, 2013

Designed for disaster relief, the six-foot, two-inch humanoid robot lacks a completed brain. Seven teams of scientists from institutions like MIT and Virginia Tech will write code to power the robot. Each team will focus on eight discrete tasks, such as navigating degraded terrain, driving a utility vehicle, and entering buildings.