Meet Porton Man, the $2 Million Robot Soldier Guinea Pig

Looks like Boston Dynamics' super creepy hazmat robot, Petman, just got a new best friend. Say hello to Porton Man, the Ministry of Defense's brand new $2 million, animatronic robot pet. » 4/07/14 12:40pm 4/07/14 12:40pm

ATLAS: Probably the Most Advanced Humanoid Yet, Definitely Terrifying

As impressed by we all were by Petman, DARPA and Boston Dynamics' remarkably agile and nimble humanoid, it's about to get upstaged by the company's latest and greatest robot creation: ATLAS. Designed to compete in DARPA's upcoming Robotics Challenge, we actually already got a glimpse of ATLAS' impressive skills back… » 7/11/13 2:18pm 7/11/13 2:18pm

It's Almost Impossible To Believe There's a Robot In This Suit and Not a …

Boston Dynamics—the folks behind the brick-tossing BigDog—has released some new footage of one its other incredibly unsettling robotic creations. Petman's designed to serve as a testbed for hazmat suits and other military garb, and is so realistic it's hard to believe there's not a real dude inside that suit. » 4/05/13 12:25pm 4/05/13 12:25pm

The Coolest Humanoid Robot Is Not Japanese But American

This is the new Petman, by our friends at Boston Dynamics, the creators of Big Dog and BigDog 2. It's like a robotic marine that never gets tired. You tell him to give you a thousand and he'll do it. » 10/31/11 12:10pm 10/31/11 12:10pm