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At robot contest, MIT team places 4th

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — An international competition to pave the way for a new generation of rescue robots was dominated by a team of Japanese roboticists who were students in the laboratory of a pioneer in the design of humanoid machines.

Hirochika Inoue began work in the field almost a half-century ago at the University of Tokyo and in the mid-1990s led the design of robots that could walk and manipulate objects.

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