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DARPA Testing Amazing Humanoid Robot

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency¬†(DARPA) is now testing what it calls “the most advanced humanoid robots ever built.”

You can watch the machine in action in the video embedded above. This 330-pound, 6-foot robot can climb stairs, negotiate obstacles and stay upright when hit with a 20-pound weight. Check it out:

ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the robot to compete in the first physical competition of the Challenge in December 2013 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.  The DARPA Robotics Challenge seeks to advance the technology necessary to create robots capable of assisting humans in disaster response.

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