16/07/2013 09:16 BST | Updated 15/09/2013 06:12 BST

Robot Gymnast Lands Perfect Quadruple Backflip (VIDEO)

Some robots are terrifying portents of doom. Some robots achieve sporting greatness, or find new homes on other planets. Still more robots run with the animals, or teach you to talk to girls.

And some are just great at gymnastics.

Courtesy of Reddit, this might just be our favourite robot video of the year so far.

The Japanese bot in question, Hinamitetu, is quite startlingly good at this one, complex but pointless manoeuvre. But we can't fault it. If this and this alone is to be its legacy, immortality is a given.