The company already wowed the world three years earlier when it produced its quadraped BigDog robot for the US military.
Billed as the most advanced quadruped “robots” on Earth, BigDog was devised to support American troops by carrying up to four packs of equipment on awkward terrain unsuitable for wheeled vehicles.
It announced the PETMAN project back in 2008 but many doubted that such realistic humanoid technology could be achieved.
The startlinglingly realistic “robots” is now at a testing facility where it is being put through its paces.
The next step is to put the robot into an exposure temperature where it will be tested against the likes of sarin and mustard gas.
The company announced the production of the “robots” in 2008 but many doubted that such realistic humanoid technology could be created.
The state-of-the-art “robots” is an anthropomorphic creation designed to simulate how a soldier stresses protective clothing under realistic conditions.
Unlike previous suit testers that had a limited repertoire of motion and had to be supported mechanically, PETMAN can walk, bend and complete a variety of suit-stressing movements during exposure to chemical warfare agents.
Lifelike: It’s almost impossible to believe that there is not a human inside this suit – it is an ultra realistic “robots”.
Powered by light—inside and out
Say good-bye to battery hassles, this wireless solar keyboard is powered by any light—low light and lamp light, indoors and out. Fully charged, it works for at least three months—even in total darkness.
Switch & type from Mac to iPad to iPhone
Logitech Easy-Switch™ allows you to type on your Mac and toggle over to your iPad or iPhone with the touch of a button.
Perfect match for your favorite Apple devices
The perfect match for your Mac, you get a familiar layout with all the keys you expect—Command, Brightness and Eject keys and more. And the slim, minimalist design goes wherever you go with your Mac, iPad or iPhone.
If you like Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard, but you’re sick of changing batteries, the Logitech Solar Keyboard HD K760 may be just what you need. Not only will you never have to charge it (as long as you have at least some light in your workspace), but the Solar Keyboard K760 also has an easy switching function, which lets you use the solar keyboard with multiple devices (such as a Mac, iPad and iPhone), without having to deal with connection settings every time you switch. Downsides? At $80, the K760 is a bit on the expensive side, and, thanks to the row of solar cells above the keys, it’s a little less portable than Apple’s keyboard.
Feel-good typing – For more comfortable typing on your Mac, the unique Logitech concave key design delivers… The Logitech K760 wireless solar keyboard was designed for Mac users who are on the go. The keyboard uses light to charge, eliminating any battery hassles.
C-Thru future gadgets is a helmet that is designed to help firefighter walk through dense smoke during smoke diving search and rescue missions.
Time constrain of six minutes per mission, makes it imperative that the gear is optimal.
C-thru gives them the edge thanks to the wire-frame vision of the interior geometry, surrounding the smoke diver.
Using technological enhancements, the helmet provides a visual map of the interiors so that it becomes easy for the firefighter to locate the victims.
This helmet provides a wire frame vision of the interior geometry.
In this way, firefighters can identify their surroundings easily and searching for victims can be done more accurately.
The future gadgets smoke diving helmet simplifies many layers of heat and impact protection into a simpler protection package to ease the movements.
Smoke Diving Helmet helps firefighters to see clearly in smoke filled buildings to do rescue missions.
Using their traditional firefighting equipment, they have to keep hand contact with walls or crawl on the ground while carrying heavy air support and hand held equipment, this can slow down the rescue process.
This is how it works: Future Gadgets
* C-Thru vision system integrates many technologies to aid firefighters, such as a head-mounted projection display, optical thermal camera, cloud computing, selective active noise cancellation and target acquisition.
* The optical thermal camera captures the imaging of the surrounding area and sends the data to the smoke diver leader’s handheld device.
* The data is calculated there and sent back to the helmet.
* Newly generated 3D wire frame data is projected by the head mounted.
* This wireframe outline of their surroundings helps firefighters find a path through the building and locate victims.