Recently, The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge named a champion. These guys didn't fare so well.

This video shows robots not working out so well during a dress rehearsal before the competition.

According to an article at Huffingtonpost.com:

"DARPA launched the Robotics Challenge in 2012 following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. The aim was to spur the development of robots that can respond to natural and man-made disasters by entering areas that are too dangerous for humans. Two increasingly demanding contests were held over the next two years and the final competition was recently held."

 

A team from South Korea took home a 2 million dollar prize with a robot that completed the mandatory tasks six minutes ahead of the next competitor.

It's funny to see the people cheering the robots on, and looking genuinely upset when they falter.

I like looking at robot blooper videos more than human blooper videos. It gives me a strange, albeit uneasy sense of job security.