Petman Robot Pushes Itself To The Limit

Awesome Petman robot video combines amazing (creepy) robotics and a pulse-pounding score.


(PETMAN robot video)

Boston Dynamics has been working hard on a robot that can test clothing for soldiers and rescue worker - the PETMAN (Protection Ensemble test Mannequin) robot.

In Frederik Pohl's 1954 short story The Midas Plague, human beings were no longer able to keep up with the consumption requirements of the modern consumer economy. So, consumption robots took up the slack.


Pohl's Consumption robots

There was the butler robot, hard at work, his copper face expressionless. Dressed in Morey's own sports knickers and golfing shoes, the robot solemnly hit a ball against the wall, picked it up and teed it, hit it again, over and again, with Morey's own clubs...

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