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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 April 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 October 31, 2011

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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 March 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 December 14, 2013

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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 December 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 December 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 July 11, 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 April 12, 2013

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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 October 27, 2009

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Tired of clunky batteries? Slap on these power leg braces

With more military gadgets, soldiers are weighed down by batteries. These braces produce power through walking, lightening the load.

By November 30, 2012