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PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot for testing chemical protection clothing used by the US Army. Unlike previous suit testers, which had to be supported mechanically and had a limited repertoire of motion, PETMAN will balance itself and move freely; walking, crawling and doing a variety of suit-stressing calisthenics during exposure to chemical warfare agents. PETMAN will also simulate human physiology within the protective suit by controlling temperature, humidity and sweating when necessary, all to provide realistic test conditions.
Theres always a strong possibility that tech
like this will one day be used to kill
Originally posted by LightWonder
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
Have they made prototypes? This is phenomenal, municipal trash? agricultural waste?
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Well now they are working on its big brother-a two legged version,which retains the clever self righting methods of its 4 legged precursor-It re adjusts when kicked/pushed,maintaining its balance!
What do you think?
Computerworld - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are slated to get an interesting new roommate later this year.
A 300-pound humanoid robot, dubbed Robonaut 2 (R2), will be transported to the space station aboard the NASA space shuttle Discovery in September -- one of the final scheduled shuttle missions. Jointly developed by NASA and General Motors Corp., the robot will become a permanent resident on the orbiting station.