At the DARPA Robotics Challenge, We Saw A Lot of Robots Fall Over

Yesterday marked Day 1 of the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, in which elite robots from around the world faced off to compete for $3.5 million in prizes. We saw some of humanity’s finest bots drive vehicles, remove rubble, cut through walls and climb up stairs.


We also saw a lot of robots fall over. IEEE Spectrum captured the magic.

[IEEE Spectrum]

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I just want to give them all a hug and say, “There, there. You’ll get it next time, champ.” Remember me as the fleshy meatbag guy who supported you during the hard times, robot overlords.