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Jan. 3, 2014 9:30 am

Drexel’s HUBO robot competes in federal robotics challenge

Drexel, which led a ten-school team, placed toward the bottom with three points. A robot built by one of Google's Japanese robotics research labs took the top spot with 27 points.

Drexel's Hubo robot, also used by the Korean team Kaist, stalled while driving. Photo by the Verge.

Drexel University‘s HUBO robot spent two days in late December going head to head with 16 other robots from across the country. It was part of a federal robotics challenge that asked teams to develop robots that could respond to radioactive disaster.

Drexel, which led a ten-school team, placed toward the bottom with three points. A robot built by one of Google‘s Japanese robotics research labs took the top spot with 27 points. Read more about the eight finalists who will head to the grand challenge.

Read more on The Verge.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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