The Terminator Apocalypse might be a little further off than originally feared.
Some people (me) dread the day that we see the robots take over, given the great improvements in robotics in recent years.
However a video (below) produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Spectrum magazine and re-cut by RT, suggests that maybe we don’t have too much to fear yet.
The video shows the robots malfunctioning (hilariously) during a dress rehearsal last Thursday ahead of the The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge which was held over the weekend.
DARPA launched the Robotics Challenge in 2012 following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. The aim was to spur the development of robots that can respond to natural and man-made disasters by entering areas that are too dangerous for humans.
I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle. Also a functioning sense of balance: