ABC Television in Australia has put together an excellent program, or I suppose I should say programme, on the MAGIC 2010 competition, which is put on by the Australian Defense Department. I mean, Defence. It’s an open challenge to put together a team of robots that must navigate and map a large course, target “enemies,” and generally function autonomously — and the teams this year have put together some really amazing stuff.
Unfortunately I can’t embed the video here, but you can watch it at ABC in glorious 400×220 resolution. It really is a very interesting little segment. And hey, it’s Friday. You deserve it.