That's More Like It: Compilation Of Robots Falling Down At DARPA's Annual Robotics Challenge

June 9, 2015

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ERROR, ERROR, 'DOOR' DOES NOT COMPUTE. INITIATING SELF-DESTRUCT SEQUENCE.

This is a VERY watchable video compilation of robots falling down while trying to complete DARPA's Robotics Challenge this year. Pathetic robots! They all seemed way too top heavy, plus built by people who have no idea how to build robots. Ooh -- let's give it arms for legs! Still, it brought me great joy to watch. Like seeing a bratty child throw a tantrum because their parents won't buy them the candy they want in the checkout line at the grocery store. I always try to make eye contact with the kid and smile as big as I can.

Keep going for the video. I've watched it six times already and it keeps getting better. I especially liked the first ground-humping bot and the one at the end that twitches itself to death.

Thanks to Jay, Clem and my brother SuperFRANK, who will all receive cushy government jobs on my Anti-Robotics Task Force as soon as I become president.

  • Gordon Freeman

    This reminds me of that part of RoboCop 2 when the new prototypes kept killing themselves.

  • Mik

    And thats what Ultron saw online that pissed him off so much.

  • John Norris

    Oh man the Qwop Runner flashbacks

  • Jason Christopher

    I laughed like an idiot, very loudly, at my desk. I'm afraid no one else in the office will find this as funny as I did.

  • GeneralDisorder

    You're doing it wrong... You must cry in the dojo so you can laugh on the battlefield. If failing robots is this funny now just imagine flaming exploding robots getting ripped to shreds by .50 cal rounds. Now that's hilarious.

    However this is still a great learning experience. The secret to preventing the robot uprising is to make them all humanoid. They'll be too clumsy to defeat our cyborg mini tanks that are probably in development or already functional.

  • That Honda Asimo can literally moonwalk around these idiots and then make a cocktail and have a dance party. It was autonomously navigating stairs over 15 years ago. As we saw in the post from yesterday, in the robot apocalypse Japan will surely be to blame.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Oh... Japan can't have a human army due to treaties. But nothing ever said they couldn't have a robot army. My god, we're all gonna be inconvenienced a little when they release the hordes. Thankfully weapon systems like the Apache Longbow and GlobalHawk and pretty much anything would still work against the current Asimo and probably work just fine for the next four to twenty versions of Asimo. Even the M1A1 which carries human cargo and is one of the most heavily armored vehicles on the planet is no match for an A10 tankbuster burst of supersonic depleted uranium bullets.

  • S.M. Archer

    HA! Not today Skynet! Not. Today.

  • Scuggler

    Proof that vodka will never work as a power source for robots.

    My favorite is at :26 because I have done this many times

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