Beware of Skynet. It starts with a clothing tester, then a treadmill runner. Next thing you know, we have terminators. Make sure you stay near a building with a big hydraulic press and a white-hot vat of molten metal.
Posted on Wed, 10/28/2009 – 06:24 by Emma Woollacott
The US Army is ordering bipedal robots that can walk and crawl like a human, in order to test chemical protection clothing.
The Petman robot, under development by Boston Dynamics, is roughly the size and shape of a real human. It can balance itself and walk freely – albeit with a motion reminiscent of someone on the way to the bathroom and not sure if they’ll make it in time. It can also simulate human body temperature and sweating. Continue reading →