It’s that time again, folks. Time to watch everyone’s favorite headless, suit-testing robot, PETMAN, strut his stuff into hypothetical peril. No, wait — this time our creepy friend has a head and a gas mask! And not only does he walk, he squats, twists, and turns in the uncanny valley of lifelike creepiness, ensuring a place in your nightmares tonight. Designed by Boston Dynamics, PETMAN is used to “test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments.”
Clearly, PETMAN is getting more realistic. If he continues his selfless pursuits of testing hazmat suits for living soldiers with his embedded chemical detectors, and also wishes upon a star, he may one day become a real
A man who wants revenge.
Oh, and this…
…is the moment when he sees you watching him. And has taken note for future reference.
(via Geekologie, images courtesy of YouTube)
- This PETMAN robot struts its stuff to the Bee Gees
- DARPA’s robot becomes a stair master
- When PETMAN broke onto the scene but had not yet gained sentience
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