Petman Is The US Army’s Headless Robot That Sweats
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!