Maybe Not Sci-Fi, But Robots Readied For Big Tests

By Geoff Mulvihill and Kevin Begos

In this photo made on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, the CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform robot, known as CHIMP, performs a set of doorway tests during a preparation run at the National Robotics Engineering Center in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon researchers are testing the new search-and-rescue robot that will compete in the U.S. Defense Department's upcoming national robotics competition in Florida. Competitors from other schools and companies will be vying for a $2 million U.S. Defense Department prize. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PENNSAUKEN, New Jersey (AP) – The real world has not caught up yet with “Star Wars” and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist are heading to Florida for a Defense Department-sponsored competition.

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