This short video by robotics institution Boston Dynamics has already collected over one million views over the weekend. The Petman robot is a DOD humanoid created to test the performance of protective clothing, such as gas masks. The ‘bot walks on a treadmill wearing a haz-mat suit, and even flexes as a soldier would. Viewers can’t help but feel slightly disturbed by the test.
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Boston Dynamics and DARPA collaborate to create state-of-the-art robots that may have utility in the military, such as for search and rescue missions.
They are famous online for their impressive Big Dog and humanoid ‘bots.
Now, they have just introduced their latest ‘animal’ in the robotic pack: the WildCat.
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