Scarily cool video: Lego robot that walks like a person

Run for the hills! The robot uprising is coming, and it's built from Lego bricks! OK, not really, but this is pretty crazy nonetheless.

This is a set of functioning, walking legs made completely from Lego Mindstorms robotics kits. It was created by students in the Department of Biomechanics at Friedrich-Schiller-University in Germany, and its pretty damned impressive. All they need to do is add a realistic torso and arms, give it the ability to get beers from out of the fridge for me, and I'm on board.

The NXT Step, via Make