posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 09:37 PM
Well, it's neat. Looks like it already has a current use as a dynamic mannikin for testing the range of mobility in evaluating various uniform gear.
Might be better than just subjective evaluation, because you can put sensors on a bot that'll detect things people might not be as touchy about. Not
to mention a robot is consistent as it wont get bored and tired while doing repetitive motions all day to test clothing.
But something like this could also be used as a distraction, if it can be mobile without external power. Makes sense given the current level of AI.
Throw in some bots as cannon fodder if some situation looks hinky. Either an IED goes off with nobody dying, or perhaps you locate the snipers while
only the bot takes a hit. Covered in heavy and awkward uniform gear (like the chem/bio suit shown or body armor), it really doesn't seem that far
from being convincing in terms of human movement.