Watch Darpa’s "Rescue Robot" Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles
2012-10-24 0:00

By Spencer Ackerman | DangerRoom

"This is the Pet-Proto, a cousin of the PETMAN humanoid robot manufactured by Boston Dynamics, makers of the headless BigDog robo-mule. Darpa released video of its athletic prowess on Wednesday as part of the next phase of its latest grand challenge, an effort to vastly expand the capabilities of robots so they can help repair meltdowns at nuclear plants, rescue people trapped in collapsed buildings, and assist with other disaster-mitigation efforts. "

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