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PETMAN: A Giant Step Taken Toward Building DARPA’s Robot Army
Posted By admin On April 17, 2012 @ 7:06 am In Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled
Activist Post 
April 17, 2012
As part of DARPA’s Robotics Challenge , which seeks more lifelike humanoid  robots, the engineers at Boston Dynamics have impressed once again. Boston Dynamics first caught the public’s attention by showcasing just how fast robotics was advancing when they released videos of robots so lifelike  that they were given names like LittleDog, SandFlea, BigDog, and the world’s fastest legged robot — Cheetah.
Now Boston Dynamics has entered the human realm with PETMAN. As you will see in the video below, this robot far outdoes its predecessors with its extraordinary range of motion and abilities.
PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot designed for testing chemical protection clothing. Its range of motion allows it to balance, walk, crawl, and even climb stairs, while also having the ability to simulate human physiology such as sweating. (Source )
It is the first robot to display such human movements, heralding the next … step in robotics development destined to assist waging war on battlefield earth .
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URLs in this post:
 Activist Post : http://www.activistpost.com/2012/04/petman-giant-step-taken-toward-building.html
 DARPA’s Robotics Challenge: http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2012/04/10.aspx
 humanoid: http://www.activistpost.com/2012/04/darpa-seeks-more-lifelike-humanoid.html
 videos of robots so lifelike: http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_index.html
 Source: http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_petman.html
 waging war on battlefield earth: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/12/entire-united-states-is-now-war-zone.html
 DARPA Unveils Atlas Humanoid Robot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/darpa-unveils-atlas-humanoid-robot.html
 New DARPA Robot Looks Human: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-darpa-robot-looks-human.html
 ‘Mind Meld’ Study Leading to DARPA’s Killer Robot Army: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mind-meld-study-leading-to-darpas-killer-robot-army.html
 Cheetah: Boston Dynamics Running Robot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cheetah-boston-dynamics-running-robot.html
 Foxconn to speed up ‘robot army’ deployment; 20,000 robots already in its factories: http://www.prisonplanet.com/foxconn-to-speed-up-robot-army-deployment-20000-robots-already-in-its-factories.html
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