Dept. of Defense looking for real-life 'Terminator'

The federal government is holding a competition to build a disaster-response robot that can survive nuclear blasts and other catastrophes. The robot would be used to help human recovery after disasters.

The feds are willing to pay up to $34 million to whoever can build a winning robot.

Applications are due at the end of May. Each successful entry will undergo testing in a simulated disaster environment.

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