A Boston Dynamics robot has shown off some incredible parkour skills in a demonstration that could be amazing for some, and slightly disturbing for others.

The video shows a human-like robot vaulting up three platforms with incredible speed and efficiency.

Boston Dynamics are renowned for their work within robotics and have produced some pretty incredible results over the past few years.

Depending on how optimistic you’re feeling about these developments, the potential benefits of this technology really are world changing. Robots that can cover any terrain faster and more efficiently than humans can be lifesaving in search and rescue operations, in disaster situations such as fire or floods.

On the other hand, the potential for military applications for this technology is pretty terrifying. The future is certainly going to be interesting.