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Rise of the walking robots...

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Posted in Hardware on 2nd Nov, 2011 10:00 PM by APM

Science fact often follows science fiction. Hence, the U.S. Army is funding development of a Terminator-style robot soldier.

 

Boston Dynamics has released new video of its Petman robot and its resemblance to the T-800 is uncanny.

 

The vid below shows the anthropomorphic bot (aka the Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin) walking on a treadmill, doing squats, and pumping out push-ups without breaking a sweat. All it needs is a metal skull head and a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.

 

The maker of the notorious BigDog and AlphaDog quadruped bots says Petman is just "an anthropomorphic robot for testing chemical protection clothing used by the U.S. Army."

 

The droid, scheduled for delivery next year, is supposed to go through various maneuvers wearing a suit and taking heavy doses of chemical warfare agents. Roughly 6 feet tall, it will also mimic human physiology, generating heat and sweating for added realism.

 



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