October 29, 2009
HUMAN WALKING ROBOT - THE END IS NEAR
I would be lying if I told you that this didn't actually send chills down my spine when I first saw it. What this video shows is the "Petman" that was developed by Boston Dynamics. The currently headless robot walks heel to toe like humans do and also already has the capability to recover from a push. The finished product is set to be released in 2011 and is meant to act a testing device for military suiting. Although very cool, the thought of a fully functioning robot is still something very frightening and begs the question, what next?