This is Sarcos, a robot Carnegie Mellon grad student Ben Stephens is teaching to emulate human movements using motion capture technology. Check out this unblinking bot mimic human dancing in this clip.

Stephens is specializing in teaching robots how to balance themselves, so you know who to blame when the machines start learning parkour. For more motion-capture humanoid research, check out South Korea's robotic doppelgangers.

[Via IEEE Spectrum]