Pentagon offers $2 million to the creator of the best autonomous rescue robot

DARPA, the Pentagon's techno-happy think tank, has announced a contest to spur the development of robots that could lend a helping hand during an emergency. The competition involves several tracks — including one to program the software for a pre-existing humanoid bot, and one to create a robot that can take on any… »10/25/12 2:30pm10/25/12 2:30pm