DARPA’s PETMAN closer to T100


So Skynet is a few steps closer to bringing the fabled T100 to life. The PETMAN robot can walk like a human, and looks rather convincing wearing military camo.

Watch the Boston Dynamics / DARPA PETMAN come to life on a treadmill.

The PETMAN robot was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the DoD CBD program. It is used to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. The video shows initial testing in a chemical protection suit and gas mask. PETMAN has sensors embedded in its skin that detect any chemicals leaking through the suit. The skin also maintains a micro-climate inside the clothing by sweating and regulating temperature. Partners in developing PETMAN were MRIGlobal, Measurement Technology Northwest, Smith Carter, SRD, CUH2A, and HHI.