Petman the robot
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Robot soldier tests military clothes

A lifelike robot that replicates the actions of humans is helping test future clothing for the US military.

An anthropomorphic robot designed to replicate the actions of humans and help test chemical protection clothing has been unveiled in the United States.

Petman has been built by the Massachusetts robotics company Boston Dynamics with backing from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa).

Tom Bayly reports.

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