Robots Won’t Ever Take Over If They Keep Falling Over Like These Ones Do

If robots plan to take over the world, they have a long way to go. A compilation of robot fails from the DARPA Robotics Challenge showed just how dopey robots are right now. Perhaps in the future, when robots lord over us, we’ll secretly trade grainy copies of this video to amuse ourselves, while we slave away for our circuit board masters.

The Defense Department started the challenge after the 2011 Japan tsunami. The intent is to get robots to do dangerous work we can’t do, like “tripping circuit breakers, climbing stairs and walking through rubble.” But, right now, all you heard are choruses of ‘D’oh!’ echoing through the Defense Department as robot after robot make like drunk Japanese businessmen and collapse all around.

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