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Nowhere To Hide: DARPA's Legged Robot Uses Stairs

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This is a video featuring the latest advancement in DARPA's humanoid robots: the ability to navigate stairs. They already know how to push elevator buttons, so basically they can go anywhere they want now. That's why there aren't any stairs in my house -- only fireman's poles. Granted I'm too weak to climb them and haven't been upstairs in over a year, but they do double as stripper poles. *wink* ...Maybe you didn't notice, but I just winked at you. *wink* Dammit, that's your cue to floss a dollar in my buttcrack -- DO IT NOW.

Hit the jump for the OH COME ON.


Robots Need Not Be Humanoid to Compete in New DARPA Challenge
[scienedaily]
and
DARPA Robot Now Conquers Stairs: Their Getting Stronger! [teachmeawesome]

Thanks to Ben, Haircurt (??), notonmywatch (good -- we need more people like you!) and Jaclyn, who just added "buy a sledgehammer and destroy all the stairs at home" to their weekend to-do lists.

There are Comments.
  • Paul Chow

    we're fucked.

  • Skynet connected.

  • Markus Friebe

    Looks like the Gekkos from Metal Gear Solid 4. Metal Gear Rex next, please.

  • Andrew Um

    was i the only one humming 'Stayin Alive' to the beat of that last crazy mofo.....oh god save us now...i can hear it now, the doom of humanity by robots will be brought with the soundtrack of the bee gees.. thats just terrifyingly awesome.....

  • Struttin' like a mofo at the end.

  • Daleks be all jealous and shit.

  • dammit, stop trying to doom humanity

  • Guest

    From walking to running to climbing stairs...what's next? Would it be DDR?

    Anyway this is pretty impressive that it does well to get the height of the step then to make it's next step. Also has a good choice of shoes.

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