Here you can discover the most successful robot at the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge. A hint, if you haven't heard: It's a robot Google has snapped up. I wonder why Google is so interested. Are we going from online searches to real world searches with Google operated equipment?
If you are truly hardcore in your robotic passion, you can watch the entire challenge from beginning to end at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwWm3HaDbnQ Just be prepared for over 10 hours of robotic goodness and robotic failure.
For a related robot post, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2013/12/robots-getting-much-cooler-five-minute.html