PETMAN

domenica, novembre 15th, 2009

Boston Dynamics predicts the future of man as pet (video)

da Engadget di Thomas Ricker
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At this stage of its development, PETMAN is here to assist mankind.
However, it’s clearly fated to be weaponized as an AT-ST walker in
support of Imperial ground forces. For the time being anyway, this
biped humanoid is being built by Boston Dynamics to test military suits used to protect soldiers in chemical warfare. As an evolutionary advance from its four-legged BigDog
platform, PETMAN does the ol’ heel-toe at a healthy 3.2 MPH (5.14 KPH)
and packs enough balancing intelligence to remain upright even when
given a shove from the side. Check out the action after the break.

[Via Make]

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