We first told you about this project last year, but DARPA's new FastRunner - which bears an unsettling resemblance to something from the Metal Gear universe - has come on in leaps and bounds since then. Quite literally.

In this clip, you can see the robot take off up a bunch of stairs, its muscular legs shooting it up as fast as you'd expect a human to manage the feat.

Nothing on Earth scares me more than the image in my head of one of these, armed, chasing me through a ruined town.

Unless it had a shark's head on it.

For something in a similar vein, albeit a few decades older, check out this feature on another "real" Metal Gear from the 1960s.

[via Laughing Squid]