31 Oct '11, 12pm

I for one welcome our new bipedal robot overlords:

I for one welcome our new bipedal robot overlords:

It can walk, squat, kneel, and even do push-ups. PETMAN is an adult-sized humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm best known for the BigDog quadruped. Today, the company is unveiling footage of the robot's latest capabilities. It's stunning. The humanoid, which will certainly be compared to the Terminator Series 800 model, can perform various movements and maintain is balance much like a real person. Boston Dynamics is building PETMAN, short for Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin, for the U.S. Army, which plans to use the robot to test chemical suits and other protective gear used by troops. It has to be capable of moving just like a soldier -- walking, running, bending, reaching, army crawling -- to test the suit's durability in a full range of motion. Marc Raibert, the founder and president of Boston Dynamics, tells me that the biggest challenge wa...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/stu...

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spectrum.ieee.org 28 Oct '11, 4pm

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treehugger.com 10 Nov '11, 6pm

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