Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Boston Dynamics' PETMAN Anthropomorphic Robot That Can Run Like a Man!

As someone who grew up in the age of the Six Million Dollar Man, this "Bionic Man"-looking PETMAN robot from Boston Dynamics is quite amazing. The last time I reviewed this type of technology, the prototype was some four-legged Big Dog. At this rate, it will only be a few years before human-looking robots will be in the workplace and on the battlefields.

PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot for testing chemical protection clothing. Unlike previous suit testers, which had to be supported mechanically and had a limited repertoire of motion, PETMAN will balance itself and move freely; walking, crawling and doing a variety of suit-stressing calisthenics during exposure to chemical warfare agents. PETMAN will also simulate human physiology within the protective suit by controlling temperature, humidity and sweating when necessary, all to provide realistic test conditions.

Source: Boston Dynamics

Luke Rudkowski Confronts Obama Information Czar Cass Sunstein on Cognitive Infiltration of Conspiracy Groups (Video)

My ears perk up whenever I hear anything about Cass Sunstein, so this video caught my attention.  This blog has discussed Czar Sunstein on a previous occasion (FLASHBACK: Cass Sunstein Says Wikileaks Was Founded by Dissidents in China and Other Nations (2007)), so please feel free to brief yourself on that article too.  I am also posting the above video, because I love when Luke Rudkowski confronts these political types like Zbigniew Brzezinski and Van Jones.