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US defeats Australia in robot comp: photos

The University of Michigan has emerged as the victor from the finals of the Multi-Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC) held last week.
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By Suzanne Tindal, News Editor on
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These were the leaders of the US teams that won the top three places in the MAGIC 2010 Challenge: Alberto Lacaze, leader of the RASR team which placed third; Dan Lee, leader of the University of Pennsylvania team, second; and Edwin Olson, leader of the winning team from the University of Michigan.

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The University of Michigan's robots are prepared for their phase three challenge.

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Michigan's robots operating in the phase three challenge.

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Adrian Boeing, head of the Australian team, sits with some of his robots.

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One of the Australian robots negotiates a maze of hay bales.

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A robot from the Turkish team tries to drive over a wheat bag.

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Robots from the University of Pennsylvania work together.

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Robots on parade.

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The RASR team's robots at the very beginning of their trials.

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Judges critique the robots' moves.

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The robot is watching.

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The five finalist teams.

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