It's a new year, and I thought I'd post about the future- specifically futuristic monkey-like robots.
I've had this article filed away, that talks about a robot designed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
The RoboSimian can shift between a wheeled configuration and a mode using four appendages that resemble a cross between monkey limbs and a tentacled creature like an octopus.
Here is a video of it in action. It is a pretty ingenious and interesting design:
Although many of the DARPA robots were humanoid & bipidal. However, there's no reason robots need to look like humans, or any other known creature.