For anyone who was relying on being able to escape from a robot simply by climbing stairs, it could be a bone chilling sight.
[US researchers] have revealed astonishing footage of a human-like robot able to walk, jump and run over almost any obstacle in its path.
Eventually it is hoped the technology could be used to create a new breed of robotic soldiers able to operate in any terrain, and robots capable of being sent into dangerous disaster zones deemed impossible for humans to enter.
The amazing robot, called proto-pet, is expected to be one of those competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) which was announced today.
The US military funded challenge is for robots who can operate entirely by themselves. Read more from this story HERE.
Here’s a video of the amazing robot in action: