Another obstacle-climbing robot that will haunt my dreams

DARPA Pet-Proto Robot can now shimmy across large gaps

The robot-creating geniuses over at DARPA have released another video, showing off a robot that can do more things than humans that should frighten the bejesus out of you, should robots ever achieve human intelligence.

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This particular robot can make autonomous decisions, and also has dismounted mobility and dexterity.

Registration for Track C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, in which teams are challenged to come up with robotic technology for disaster-response operations, is now open. Go here for more details.

I still think they're up to something other than disaster response (just kidding! Yay DARPA!)

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