Creepy PETMAN Robot Tries On Protective Suit, Walks Like a Boss

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Boston Dynamics, maker of the most uncanny walking robots in the world, has just taken its humanoid experimentation a step further. Now the robot-locomotion experts are using their PETMAN anthropomorphic robot to see how well protective clothing works in the real world.

When you watch the video above, notice PETMAN’s human-like gait.

When you watch the video above, notice PETMAN’s human-like gait. It’s getting close to looking like a human walking, especially when dressed in that camo gear, but still resembles an old man walking through deep snow. Even so, it’s a remarkable achievement, and certainly functions as a realistic testbed for determining whether this hazmat suit will remain airtight in harsh or toxic environments. Read more…

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