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Petman robot rocks gas mask, chemical suit

You wouldn't want to meet this camouflaged humanoid in a dark alley. For the time being, it's tethered to a treadmill.

By Apr. 8, 2013

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Petman robot soldier shows off with push-ups

Boston Dynamics' Petman humanoid soldier looks pretty confident strutting its stuff on the treadmill.

By Oct. 31, 2011

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Petman walking bot is like BigDog's 'human' master

The military plans to use it to test out clothing for soldiers that needs to be completely protective and not strain or open up under any sort of human articulated movement.

By Oct. 27, 2009

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Google turns down military money for robot competition

The bipedal Schaft robot, the top scorer in a DARPA competition last year for disaster-response scenarios, will compete in the finals, but now with funding just from Google.

By Mar. 24, 2014

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Google acquires Boston Dynamics, maker of animal-inspired robots

Company nabs a maker of impressive walking and running creatures. It's part of Google's effort to buy its way into a future populated by autonomous mechanical entities.

By Dec. 14, 2013

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Be afraid: DARPA unveils Terminator-like Atlas robot

Atlas looks like the prototype for a future robot infantryman, and it can tackle rough terrain and carry human tools. Can you say "Skynet"?

By Jul. 11, 2013

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DARPA plans 'Avatar' surrogate robots

The agency apparently wants to create remotely operated bipedal machines that could perform some soldiering duties. Flying dragons not included.

By Feb. 19, 2012

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The best robo-call ever? Or the freakiest?

A Time magazine staffer got a call from a telemarketer who sounded not quite human. That's when the fun -- and the weirdness -- started.

By Dec. 14, 2013

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Google buys scary robot maker Boston Dynamics

Google has confirmed it's acquired a company that makes robots for the military. But what's it planning?

By Dec. 14, 2013

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Crave Ep. 116: Bubba Watson's BW1 hovercraft golf cart

This week, we take a ride in a hovercraft golf cart, play an e-mail guitar, and pay a huge amount for a "Star Trek" phaser rifle.

By Apr. 12, 2013