Darpa PetMan Robot – Complete info

Darpa PetMan Military Robot. Also known as Atlas proto. This video covers the life of ‘PetMan’. PetMan is being developed by Boston Dynamics for DARPA.

This humanoid robot Walks, crawls, kneels, marches, running, jumping, climbs stairs and moves around obstacles.

Apparently designed for testing chemical suits, but it can perform various tasks dynamically, such as search and rescue operations in fire, nuclear and other hazardous conditions, without human exposure.

In April 2009, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a $26.3m contract to the Midwest Research Institute (MRI) towards the development of IPE and the PETMAN. (U.S company working for the U.S. defense.)

The bipedal robot weighs about 80kg (180lb) and is nearly six feet tall (1.75m). Petman is the fastest bipedal robot in the world. It uses hydraulic actuation and articulated legs with shock absorbers for operations. The unveiled prototype has an onboard computer, several sensors and other internal monitoring systems. Its functions are currently operated through controls on tether.

PetMan: Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin.
DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
DoD: Department of Defense.
CBDP: Chemical and Biological Defense Program.
IPE: Individual Protection Ensemble.