Production of Terminators Has Begun

#Robots

Tue, Nov 1st, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Well, not quite, but pretty close. From the same company that brought us the Alpha Dog, a four legged all-terrain robot, now comes a robot that can walk on two.

From the article on CNET by Tim Hornyak:

Boston Dynamics has released new video of its Petman robot and its resemblance to the T-800 is uncanny.

The [video] shows the anthropomorphic bot (aka the Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin) walking on a treadmill, doing squats, and pumping out push-ups without breaking a sweat. All it needs is a metal skull head and a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.

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