Thursday, May 1, 2008

Copehill Down's Robot invasion

This is an interesting article that was brought to my attention by one of my intrepid reporters, Nick.

Copehill Down in England, a mock East German village used for urban warfare simulations, will be the focus of a Robot invasion in August.

The UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) will be conducting a competition to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to Robotic Urban Warfare.

11 Teams will compete to find a number of threats throughout out village, the winner possibly gaining a MoD contract for wartime deployment.

The newscientist article briefly covers three of the teams, and a quick google search will fill in the rest. I will certainly be following this competition!