Fetch! Robot Retrievers Compete in $1.5 Million NASA Contest

Eleven robots faced off in a Massachusetts field on Wednesday, showing off their ability to independently track down objects in a hunt for $1.5 million in prize money at a NASA-sponsored contest aimed at speeding technological development.
In the first day of a three-day event, robots designed by teams from the United States, Canada and Estonia set out from a platform in a two-acre (0.8-hectare) park at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, to search among rolling …

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