Defense Agency Unveils the Robot that Could Save Humanity

BY RELEVANT CULTURE / CULTURE July 12, 2013

Just in time for the release of Pacific Rim, a movie about robots used to defend humanity from a monster invasion, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has released this video promo for its latest terrifying creation, ATLAS. As shown in the video below, the 7’4 humanoid robot can effortlessly step on two-by-fours, walk on a massive treadmill and gingerly climb over haphazardly constructed plywood obstacles. Let’s just hope killer monsters don’t emerge from the ocean floor to take over the world any time soon, because if ATLAS is our best defense, we’re in a lot of trouble …

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