Creepy but cool: robots that climb stairs, fly and fight like Jedis

SmartPlanet

(CBS) - Even though they kind of creep us out sometimes, we love robots. Got a robot-related video to share? We want to see it.

Robotics researchers from around the world gathered in San Francisco to share their work at the 2011 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das had the chance to get a little friendly with the cool droids.

Judging by this video, the new wave of robots are flying to greater heights, interacting in kind of human-like ways, and actually proving to be even more advanced than us - with their superhuman skills and all.

I mean, flying and fighting like Jedi knights? We wish we could do that! Now if we can only give ourselves these superpowers...

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  • Ysolt Usigan

    Ysolt Usigan is the editor of lifestyle and technology for women at CBSNews.com

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