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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 began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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