Petman is a full-size humanoid that can walk, squat, and do push-ups. It was developed to test chemical-resistant military gear and is in no way intended to become a robotic super soldier of the future.
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Petman can alter its body temperature and humidity, and even sweat on demand.
Petman was designed by a team led by Marc Raibert at Boston Dynamics. Development started in 2008 with a US $26.3 million U.S. Army program. In 2009, the company, based in Waltham, Mass., first demonstrated Petman's legs by putting them to walk on a treadmill. In 2011, the company showed that the robot legs could run at up to 7 kilometers per hour (about 4.4 miles per hour) and announced it had completed a prototype of the body. Later that year, it unveiled a complete Petman that could walk, squat, kneel, and even do push-ups. The Army funded the development of Petman, short for Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin, to use the robot to test chemical suits and other protective gear used by troops.
Anthropomorphic design. Equipped with custom hydraulic actuators.
- 177.8 cm
- 79.4 kg
- 6.44 km/h
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