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Insert Coin: New Challengers winner Ziphius backstage at Expand (video)

Insert Coin: New Challengers winner Ziphius backstage at Expand (video)

Now that our Insert Coin: New Challengers contestants had duked it out and the judges have made their decision, we have a winner: Ziphius. Not only did the bot win $20,000 thanks to deliberation by our judges, but it came home with our $5,000 reader’s choice prize too. Victorious and $25,000 richer, the brains behind the aquatic drone joined us backstage to chat about their project. For the full interview, check out our video after the break.

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Boston Dynamic’s Marc Raibert backstage at Expand (video)

Boston Dynamic's Marc Raibert backstage at Expand (video)

Marc Raibert, president and chief robot lover of Boston Dynamics (of AlphaDog, BigDog and Pet-Proto fame), joined us on the Expand stage to discuss the present state and future of robotics. Raibert wound his way backstage and sat down with us to talk about the importance of biology’s influences on the creation of robots and the possibility of his firm developing consumer bots. Hit the jump to catch the video interview.

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