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This competition could be a step in putting robots into "real" combat situations around the world.
"MAGIC aims to develop fully autonomous robots capable of conducting dangerous missions and keeping soldiers out of harm's way," Greg Combet, minister for Defence Materiel and Science, said in June this year.
"I congratulate all the finalists and wish them well for the MAGIC Grand Challenge in Australia," said Harch.
The finalists are Cappadocia (Turkey), Chiba (Japan), MAGICIAN (Australia), RASR (USA), Team Michigan (USA) and University of Pennsylvania (USA).