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Petman Is The US Army’s Headless Robot That Sweats

by | 3rd, November 2011

PETMAN is a headless robot that tests clothing used by the US Army. It can sweat. As Spencer Ackerman tells it:

Boston Dynamics sells it as a way to “simulate how a soldier stresses protective clothing under realistic conditions,” including wearing heavy chemical weapons gear. Lest anyone think the Terminator comparison is far-fetched, the company assures that PETMAN’s ersatz “human physiology” means it will be “sweating when necessary.”

Forget the soldiers… Release Petman!



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