PETMAN is here to fuel your robot nightmares

07/23/2012

PETMAN is the robot that just keeps coming. Unstoppable. Like some kind of non-stopping robot guy. If he doesn’t break your spine by marching over your frail human bones, he will cause your heart to explode in terror as you gaze at the flashing red light where his freaking head should be.

I’m guessing the original head was crushed in a hydraulic press. And hands? He doesn’t need hands. Hands are for human slaves who will tend to his every mechanical whim. All he needs are cold steel bars to pummel you into submission with.

PETMAN is the abomination of Boston Dynamics, makers of the almost-as-creepy BigDog, so named because it resembles a large, radioactive four-legged cockroach.

PETMAN is allegedly designed to test the latest military fashions and has all the freedom of movement required of runway models and world conquerers. According to the BostonDynamics website:

PETMAN will balance itself and move freely; walking, crawling and doing a variety of suit-stressing calisthenics during exposure to chemical warfare agents… The robot will have the shape and size of a standard human, making it the first anthropomorphic robot that moves dynamically like a real person.

It shall dance through the apocalypse.

The only thing worse for a soldier than dying in a chemical weapons attack is leaving this Earth knowing he has soiled his chem suit with unsightly sweat stains. But not if PETMAN has anything to do with it.

PETMAN will also simulate human physiology within the protective suit by controlling temperature, humidity and sweating when necessary, all to provide realistic test conditions.

This also helps PETMAN to pass as human when traveling through time to kill and/or save John Connor.

Witness now the last thing your mind will ever comprehend before it shatters into a hot white fog of insanity:

 

Featured Image: original Terminator concept art | via Alan Cook