• The team has scored $2 million — IHMC Robotics, which came in second place, is walking away with $1 million, while third-place team Tartan Rescue from Carnegie Mellon University is going home with $500,000.
  • Robots had to do things like drill a hole in a wall, walk up steps, and tread uneven ground. But the Internet network that teams used to communicate with their robots at times didn’t work for 30 seconds or more, to simulate real-life conditions.
  • HUBO, from Rainbow Co. and the KAIST Humanoid Robot Research Center looked very good at some times during the first day but ran into a bit of trouble. When it had to use a drill to cut a hole around a black circle on a wall, it didn’t go all the way around the black circle in one area.

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