When you first watch these series of videos, you think the Sarcoman robot is a breakthrough in robotics. After all, what robot can dance, juggle, play air hockey, balance a pole, and play paddle ball (not simultaneously)? But then you'd be saddened to discover this robot was controlled off camera by a human wearing a harness, and that Ford's been using this robot in exhibition auto shows since 1995.

So the next time you see a robot from Ford doing crazy things, it's probably because some doofus is controlling him backstage. See the rest of the videos after the jump.

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Sarcoman - The Robot That Can Do It All [Fresh Creation]