25 best real robots

Who needs R2-D2? These are our favourite plastic pals that are fun to be with

Boston Dynamics BigDog

When James Cameron depicted the war against the machines in Terminator, he neglected to show the hunter-killer death robots hopping like they urgently needed the toilet. Still, DARPA's BigDog – which looks more like a decapitated goat – has a reason for its unusual gait; it's able to hop along at 4mph and climb slopes up to 35 degrees.

It's intended to carry munitions for soldiers, but we reckon it'd be equally effective at simply freaking the enemy out.

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