Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

DARPA Robot Climbs Stairs Like a Boss, Another Does More Pushups Than I Can

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, it’s looking more and more like Boston Dynamics will be a shoe-in for the competition with its latest bi-pedal robots. A recently released video clip shows DARPA and Boston Dynamics bipedal robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.

darpa_robots

DARPA plans on releasing a modified version of these robots as a platform for those participating in the Robotics Challenge but are using the government-funded equipment option. It’s expected that the final version of the platform robot will be a complete humanoid, with two arms, two legs, a torso, and a head. But even without all of those body parts, the robots shown in this clip are damned impressive.

Those slow-mo sound effects of the climbing ‘bot are going to give me nightmares. Still, it’s pretty amazing to see that we’re on the verge of full-size humanoid robots that can walk, climb and even perform exercises just like us. I also like that these robots are wearing shoes. Now, drop and give me 20, PETMAN!



Raven Utility Knife

Raven Utility Knife

HexaSphericon Rolling Toy

HexaSphericon Rolling Toy

Ultraman Returns

Ultraman Returns

Advertisement
Win a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

Win a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition Goes on Sale This Year

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition Goes on Sale This Year

2021 Lexus LS 500 and Hybrid 500h Get Even More Comfortable

2021 Lexus LS 500 and Hybrid 500h Get Even More Comfortable

Advertisement