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When seen through the lens of technology, few resources are truly scarce; they’re mainly inaccessible. 

 

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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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You are right. Building immune system is a big challenge. Tht;7#821&as why many times, I let them stay dirty. Play wherever they want etc.. I let them eat what they want. Because at home, I don’t buy junk at all. So, the only time they get to eat is at birthday parties..at that time, parents complain on how much soda the kids are drinking, but I don’t because that is the only time they get to drink it…. I think I am digressing.. Thank you so much Vidya. Hope Vidur copes up with everything and grows into a strong man. Reply
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You are right. Building immune system is a big challenge. Tht;7#821&as why many times, I let them stay dirty. Play wherever they want etc.. I let them eat what they want. Because at home, I don’t buy junk at all. So, the only time they get to eat is at birthday parties..at that time, parents complain on how much soda the kids are drinking, but I don’t because that is the only time they get to drink it…. I think I am digressing.. Thank you so much Vidya. Hope Vidur copes up with everything and grows into a strong man. Reply
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Una pena que la voz de Luis Posada (que me encanta por cierto) no pegue nada con el personaje de Scooage.Deberirn dejar a un lado el actor de doblaje original y pensar mas en la esencia, el carisma, y sobretodo, la edad del personaje de la historia.Aún así, este cuento me gusta desde la versión de Disney con el Tio Gilito hasta Los Fantasmas atacan al Jefe. Osea que no me la perdere. Reply


 

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