TECH: Watch A Robot Navigate An Obstacle Course With Human-like Abilities.

"So, the world just became a scarier place. According to scientists, robots can now navigate obstacle courses  in a very human like manner. It can scale walls and stuff. So the maybe soon iRobot will actually become a real thing, and from the name i'm guessing it will be a Apple product." Quote by Trinikid

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) — which is a part of the U.S. Department of Defense — uploaded the video to YouTube to bring attention to the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). The contest is looking for robots who can maneuver and assist during dangerous and disaster relief situations. The winning team will be rewarded $2 million.

The robot in the video — which is called Pet-Proto and is the predecessor to DARPA’s Atlas robot — undergoes a series of obstacles similar to what robots will face in the challenge. The robot has decision-making abilities to determine the best route to go, when to jump and what to avoid.