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Chemical Warfare Robot, PETMAN, Struts His Stuff

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April 8, 2013
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Massachusetts robotics firm Boston Dynamics has moved another step closer to deploying its humanoid robot PETMAN for work as a testing platform for chemical protection clothing. PETMAN is an acronym for Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin, and is designed to mimic a soldier exposed to toxic substances such as sarin and mustard gas. Rob Muir has more.


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Paint Pigment Transformed to Work Wonders

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