Haha!: Atlas Humanoid Robot Tries To Show Off Walking Skills, Does Not Impress

November 25, 2013

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This is a short video of DARPA's Atlas humanoid robot trying to navigate a treacherous path of pieces of wood and rope when it trips on a stick and eats shit (it didn't even make it to the pebbles!). Sucks it wasn't walking on hot coals. It also sucks it has a safety harness that prevents it from shattering both hips and making the world a happier place. Close your eyes and imagine a McDonald's playground. Now imagine a world that's nothing BUT McDonald's playgrounds. Smell the McNuggets. Pretty sweet, right? Now close your eyes as hard as you can until they really start to hurt. "Ouch, okay -- now what?" EMBRACE THE PAIN.

Keep going for the short video.

Thanks to Meithan, who agrees Atlas isn't going to be a runaway model anytime soon.

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