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[IEEE] Stunning Video of PETMAN Humanoid Robot From Boston Dynamics

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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 its 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.
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This was posted yesterday, but I thought it would be interesting for you skynet fanatics.
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He kinda walks with that "haters gonna hate" style, doesn't he...?

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He kinda walks with that "haters gonna hate" style, doesn't he...?
Lmao this ^_^
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Holy crap that is incredible! When he pushed it and it sidestepped my mind was blown
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I wonder how long it will take to teach these things to run, instead of just walk.
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LOL at haters gonna hate walk. But yeah, its coming along nicely.........................along with OUR DOOOOOOOOOOOMM!!
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LOL at haters gonna hate walk. But yeah, its coming along nicely.........................along with OUR DOOOOOOOOOOOMM!!
Your avatar also matches your post nicely...
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I was waiting for it to Shoryuken after kneeling down.
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This is how the Terminator got his start.
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i dont think the ability to run is the challenge, the ability to sense the terain and calculate a route and where to place the feet at a higher speed seems like the challenge.
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