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July 12, 2013

DARPA Testing "Atlas," a Six Foot Tall Terminator-Like Robot

But designed -- for now -- for rescue operations in dangerous conditions.

The video at the link is pretty awesome. And it is less clunky than you'd think:

It can cope with unexpected trip hazards, survive being knocked off balance by a 20-pound weight, and if the tricks of its developmental predecessor, Petman, are anything to go by, it can climb over obstacles and autonomously navigate to a certain degree.

By which they mean "it can autonomously navigate the extinction of the human race," but at this point, how invested are we in humanity's survival? I mean, really. Would you miss it?


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