Acrobatic robot backflip

This talented Japanese robot is able to do a multiple backflip off a wire with a completely amazing landing. I am increasingly convinced that humans are grossly inferior to machines in nearly every way.

Quadruple Backflip(NO.16) (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

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  1. In the future they will backflip onto a carpet of bones and human skulls.

  2. Get rid of my inner ear and I could so do that.

  3. Legendary French magician Robert Houdin created a Trapeze Artist called Antonio Diavolo that did something similar...in 1849! Antonio is now owned by magic illusion designer Johnny Gaughan, who spent years restoring him to working condition. I saw Gaughan run Antonio through his paces at the Magic Castle in Hollywood years ago and it was a very wonderful thing indeed.

    You can see a 2000 performance here: http://youtu.be/ZQCt6rglRdU?t=3m37s

  4. I am increasingly convinced that humans are grossly inferior to machines in nearly every way.

    There is a lengthy bloopers reel.

  5. You might say God is grossly inferior to humans in nearly every way. And I mean that in the most positive sense (for humans).

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