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Robotics challenge in California

Organised by DARPA, the Pentagon's science research group, 24 teams from around the world took part in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge in California.

Robotics challenge in California
Team Tartan Rescue's CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot competes in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge at the Fairplex June 6, 2015 in Pomona, California. Built by Carnegie Mellon University-NREC, CHIMP took home a third prize check for $500,000. Organized by DARPA, the Pentagon's science research group, 24 teams from aorund the world are competing for $3.5 million in prize money that will be awarded to the robots that best respond to natural and man-made disasters. (Getty Images)
Robotics challenge in California
Team Tartan Rescue's CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot competes in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge at the Fairplex June 6, 2015 in Pomona, California. Built by Carnegie Mellon University-NREC, CHIMP took home a third prize check for $500,000. Organized by DARPA, the Pentagon's science research group, 24 teams from aorund the world are competing for $3.5 million in prize money that will be awarded to the robots that best respond to natural and man-made disasters. (Getty Images)
Robotics challenge in California
Fans pose for photographs with Team Kaist's DRC-HUBO robot after its successful run during the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge at the Fairplex June 6, 2015 in Pomona, California. Team Kaist from South Korea won first prize in the robotics challenge and took home $2 million. Organized by DARPA, the Pentagon's science research group, 24 teams from aorund the world are competing for $3.5 million in prize money that will be awarded to the robots that best respond to natural and man-made disasters. (Getty Images)
Robotics challenge in California
A robotic cheetah runs during a demonstration at the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge at the Fairplex complex in Pomona, California on June 6, 2015. Robots from six countries including the United States, Japan and South Korea competed against each other in a disaster response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robotics challenge in California
The robot named 'Meccano' watches the action during the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge at the Fairplex complex in Pomona, California on June 6, 2015. Robots from six countries including the United States, Japan and South Korea competed against each other in a disaster response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robotics challenge in California
The robot named 'Meccano' (L) and others watch the action during the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge at the Fairplex complex in Pomona, California on June 6, 2015. Robots from six countries including the United States, Japan and South Korea competed against each other in a disaster response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robotics challenge in California
Members of Team IHMC Robotics from the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition pose for photographs after placing second in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge at the Fairplex June 6, 2015 in Pomona, California. Team IHMC Robotics took home a $1million prize. Organized by DARPA, the Pentagon's science research group, 24 teams from aorund the world are competing for $3.5 million in prize money that will be awarded to the robots that best respond to natural and man-made disasters. (Getty Images)