- Britain’s ministry of defence created a £1.1m ($1.8m) robotic ‘mannequin’ using Formula One technology that can run, sit and even mimic the movement of a soldier.
- It can help the defence scientists create the next generation of protective equipment as the “Porton Man”(14kg lighter than its predecessor that weighed 80kg) has 100 sensors to record data during test.
- Scientists can carry out analysis on equipment such as chemical and biological suits in a secure environment with the help of data from the sensors.
- The robot was developed by UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) based on data collected from 2,500 soldiers.
- DSTL is the only lab in the world where the clothing systems for soldiers are tested against chemical warfare agents.
- Formula One Technologies
- Porton Man