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Say hello to your future robotic overlords, meet the QRoSS in this IEEE Spectrum video, developed by Takeshi Aoki, Satoshi Ito, and Yosuke Sei from the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan. This robot consists of a rounded roll cage and four legs hidden inside its body. It can be thrown, roll around and then, when it needs to move around more deliberately, it can pull out its four legs and get down to work. Does it seem familiar to you, we think so too. It’s missing a forcefield though, probably to be installed in future versions.