It's Hard To Believe There's A Robot In This Suit And Not A Real Human

Boston Dynamics — the folks behind the brick-tossing BigDog — has released some new footage of one its other incredibly unsettling robotic creations. Petman's designed to serve as a testbed for hazmat suits and other military garb, and is so realistic it's hard to believe there's not a real dude inside that suit.

And it's not just Petman's gait and movements that are incredibly realistic. The humanoid's artificial skin is designed to detect chemical leaks if a suit has failed, and is actually able to produce its own micro-climate to recreate hot and sweaty conditions. How awesome would these be as in-store mannequins?

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