Epic Crane Fails Compilation

The world’s most advanced anthropomorphic robots showcased some serious skills at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals over the weekend. But at times, the competition looked more like a sloppy scene outside the pub at closing time.

The DRC Finals challenged teams to design and build bots that could complete a difficult course loaded with obstacles relevant to working in a disaster zone, such as walking through rubble, climbing stairs, turning valves and even driving a vehicle. Humans take skills like walking and opening doors for granted, but these robots proved that even the simplest tasks could be embarrassingly difficult when you’re made of metal.