The PETMAN robot was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the DoD CBD program. It is used to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. The video shows initial testing in a chemical protection suit and gas mask. PETMAN has sensors embedded in its skin that detect any chemicals leaking through the suit. The skin also maintains a micro-climate inside the clothing by sweating and regulating temperature. Partners in developing PETMAN were MRIGlobal, Measurement Technology Northwest, Smith Carter, CUH2A, and HHI.
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That looks more normal than The Polar Express, which is to say it's more than twice as terrifying.
Stick one of those inside a Realdoll skin and you'd really be in business.
Yes, it would sell well to people who want to MAKE LOVE TO NIGHTMARES.
Isn't that already Realdoll's business model?
Not since my divorce...
"Welcome to Boston Dynamics!"
"Thanks! I've always wanted to work here! I got my degree in robotics just so I could get a job here!"
"Great. Let me get your assignment..."
"Is it going to be a walking robot? Running robot? An all-terrain robot that walks up walls?"
"Your first project is the sweating robot."
"Yup! Congratulations! Looks like your responsibility is the armpits."
I AM THE SWEATING ROBOT
I AM HERE TO PROTECT YOU
FROM THE TERRIBLE MICROCLIMATE OF SPACE
If they teach it to fart, I'll be officially obsolete.