Its inventors say it could be used to create 3D models of urban environments for applications like Google Street View, but take one look at Paraswift — the vertical-wall-climbing, base-jumping robot featured in the video above — and you'll know it to be true: come the robot uprising, we humans are totally humped.
We love those wacky quadrotors, what with their ability to flit around and build structures. Now check out quadrotors engaging in some aerial circus.
At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, scientists are building RoboEarth, a sort of Wikipedia for robots that will let them independently share instructions for tasks they've mastered. Needless to say, Oh shit!