British Ministry of Defence to invest in robotic mannequin to test protective suits and equipment 07
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Robotic Mannequin to test military equipment
|Monday, April 7, 2014 10:48 AM|
|British Ministry of Defence to invest in robotic mannequin to test protective suits and equipment.|
The British Ministry of Defence has invested £1.1m in a new state-of-the-art robotic mannequin that will test protective suits and equipment for the UK’s Armed Forces. The “Porton Man”, named after the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), based in Porton Down in Wiltshire, is able to walk, march, run, sit, kneel and can even lift its arms to sight a weapon like an infantry soldier.
Porton Man uses state of the art technology designed by i-bodi Technology Ltd at the MOD's defence, science and technology laboratory
"More than a hundred sensors all over the body record data during tests enabling scientists to carry out real-time analysis on equipment such as chemical and biological suits in a realistic but secure environment.
Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne MP, said: “This technology, designed by a British company is enabling the UK to lead the way in this important testing.