Video Showcases NIST-hosted robotics competitions in China.

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Video highlights from 2 NIST-hosted robotics challenges in China let viewers observe robots designed to prove viability of advanced robotics and microrobotics technologies. In Mobile Microrobotics Challenge (MMC), microscopic automatons navigate maze about size of sesame seed and perform miniature manufacturing tasks. In Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition (VMAC), virtual robots pick up pallets, navigate around each other, and load trucks in simulated warehouse environment.



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New Video Showcases NIST-Hosted Robotics Competitions in China



If you enjoyed reading recently about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-hosted robotics challenges in China,* then you'll love actually seeing the robots in action. A new video highlights the best of two of the competitions: the Mobile Microrobotics Challenge (MMC), where microscopic automatons navigate a maze about the size of a sesame seed and perform miniature manufacturing tasks; and the Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition (VMAC), in which virtual robots pick up pallets, navigate around each other and load trucks in a simulated warehouse environment.

The contests are designed to prove the viability of advanced robotics and microrobotics technologies.

To learn more about the MMC and VMAC, go to www.nist.gov/pml/semiconductor/mmc and www.vma-competition.com, respectively.

* See "NIST Contests in China Put Next-Gen Robot Technologies to the Test" in NIST Tech Beat, June 7, 2011, at http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/tech-beat/tb20110607.cfm#robots.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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