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New DARPA Robot Looks Human

Now THIS is getting downright creepy! Can you imagine seeing this thing coming after you with one purpose only? And why is it in bio chemical gear?


Experts warn cyborgs will eventually be used to kill

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com | April 8, 2013

The new incarnation of Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN robot, being developed for DARPA with Department of Defense funding, not only looks human but it also sweats to regulate body temperature.

A new video showing PETMAN in action depicts the robot dressed up in a post-apocalyptic chem-bio suit with sensors embedded to detect hazardous chemicals.

“Decked out in chem-resistant camo and a dystopic gas mask, this robot couldn’t look more human,” writes Jason Dorrier.

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seems like one of those from I,Robot !

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Have these dumb f*cks not seen Terminator????

They'll be making Big Daddies

They'll be making Big Daddies or Handymen before you know it. =S

How much did we all pay for

How much did we all pay for that to be used against us one day?

Do we all remember

the City Mayor in Isaac Asimov's book "I, Robot?" People suspected her of being a robot, but nobody could prove it. And remember the sci-fi movie "Future World" where they were creating robots with the intention of replacing government officials and politicians with them so that they could control the world? I wouldn't put it past the bozos in power now to do something like that. It probably won't happen in my lifetime, but someday it could.

Call Sarah Connor...

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Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

we all know if the magic mirror is the fed robots will be their

ultimate queens of tyranny.

sure, DARPA has hired wondeful innovators such as Paul Stamets to develop strains of mushrooms to detect and deflect radioactive fallout from areas... but are such actions not simply taken to insure themselves of their own decrees?

If people just required themselves to sit still for a split-second they may discover the historic lesson behind govt actions

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Is the "thing"..

Is the "thing" in the NBS suit and gas mask a machine or a human pretending to be a machine just to impress people?

There Is A Scene In The Video

of it without clothes. It looks like a robot to me.


I saw

I saw what appeared to be a robot walking but I did not see what appeared to be a robot doing the arm extensions, deep knee bends etc. I'm trying to understand why a test would have been conducted with a non-air breathing machine wearing a gas mask. It could be to hide a true human face. I'm just asking questions and trying to understand.

Okay Doubting Thomas

Here is the proto type. It's REAL Deal with it!



ive seen the same set up before without the suit on and it

doesn't look much like a human which is why I assume they dressed it up. It looks kind of pathetic when you see it actually.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Robots, why not

It was K. Čapek, czech writer, who invented the word and this human-like robot scare in his famous play R.U.R. already in 1920 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.U.R._%28Rossum%27s_Universal_..., in english: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/c/capek/karel/rur/). Since then it was many times reiterated. But in my opinion it is still ultimately humans, who are the responsible for how the technology will be used. I can imagine many ways how it can be used including sinister purposes and I surely do not want to encounter a monster from the above video with autonomous stalking and killing code inside in a dark alley. But I think there is many much easier ways how to kill people in mass than using this machines. I would rather think this is more about development of technologies than primarily about creating an "army of robots" for purpose of killing people.

Oh Sure

Like DARPA and the DOD would build anything for the good of man. Hah!


C_T_CZ's picture

Relax, it's not skynet...

Technology and engineering are wonderful examples of human ingenuity. This DARPA robot is an exciting showcase of current mechanical design, sensor processing, and state of the art code.

That said, there is a tether that is undoubtedly supplying at least power to make this machine operate. Robots like these consume a not-so-trivial amount of juice. Battery packs would be unrealistic since they are heavy for the robot to cart around and time consuming to recharge. There are other options for power (fuel powered generators, fuel cells, obtaining charges from lasers or inductive fields) but none lend themselves well to small mobile self sufficient human looking robots.

Current design limitations means these things are far from field ready, and even further from being combat ready. No need to bring up the terminator analogies....yet :)

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Don't Be Fooled By The Tether

Watch this one from Japan



C_T_CZ's picture

Don't be fooled by a lack of a tether...

Just because a non-tethered robot can take 6 paces forward and not manage to stumble and fall or run out of power, does not mean we now have the technology to emulate humans walking, running, skipping, hauling things around, or anything else. Relatively speaking, we are still at an infancy in this technology.

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What a waste of time and

What a waste of time and resources. Engineers who choose to dedicate their craft to this kind of tech are selling themselves short in life in my opinion. As an engineer, you swear an oath, to protect the saftey of the people and work to improve the quality of life. This way of thinking will only lead to its destruction.

C_T_CZ's picture

I beg to differ....

There are potentially lots of practical uses for robots like these: perhaps electric powerline inspection and repair, perhaps mining operations, perhaps deep underwater oil rig inspection and repair....Certainly not a waste of time and resources (my opinion)...

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Could it be possible

that just maybe the time for power lines, mines and oil rigs has passed?

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Sure it's possible...

But extraordinarily unlikely. It is far more likely that the time for power lines, mines, and oil rigs will be around for the forseeable future.

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Those idustries can fall faster than most people think.

I'm not thinking in the 1-5 year time frame but certainly in the 5-10 year one, you could be looking at and entirely different layout for global energy.

...or we could continue to support their monopoly over us.

i would just push it over and

i would just push it over and keep pulling its arm out from under it

Awesome visual

comes to mind. Needed that!