New robots can perform somersaults, complex martial arts moves.

“There are challenges in terms of mechanics still, but the biggest gap would be in intelligence,” he told New Scientist. “One of the key things we are looking at now is developmental robotics, where a robot learns.”

So, where better to turn than monkeys?

Today, technology has taken the first uncertain steps towards mankind’s brightest dream: the Powerpuff Girls movie. I feel privileged to be alive.