23 of the world’s most advanced robots have graced us with some hilarious footage as they tumbled their way through the highly-anticipated DARPA Robotics Challenge finals.
The robots were made to compete in a rescue mission obstacle course that replicated the a disaster zone. 1st prize would see their makers take home a 2 million dollar reward—but first the ‘bots must be able to drive a car, climb some stairs, cut through walls, and try their very hardest not to stack it. Honestly, we’d rather watch these drunk robots try to reenact Terminator 2. Somebody please Kickstart that.
Slowly but surely, the South Koreans took 1st place but it seems like the internet is frothing over the blooper footage more than anything else. Take a peek up top.
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