The robots of tomorrow are going to get stronger and better, thus freakier of course. The Italian Institute of Technology's HyQ gets tested - by way of beating the crap out of it. Watch how it gets abused in the video below:

In fact, it was ATLAS who first showed us how enjoyable it could be to watch a robot get rocked with a swinging dead weight. But part of that satisfaction comes with also seeing how adept these machines are able to shrug off the attack. Sure, they get thrown off balance, but the fact that they're still standing afterwards is what's really awesome here. [YouTube via IEEE Spectrum]