Meet SAM, a robot doomed to a very sweaty life

Normally, robots don't have to put up with all of our human flaws, what with their perfect metal bodies and all. Not so for SAM (or Sweating Agile Mannequin), which has been covered with 125 "sweat" nozzles by its Swiss overlords at the University of Zurich, so that they can develop sub-zero athletic clothing that dries faster. It gets heated up to our body heat at around 93° Fahrenheit and simulates a running motion with water (or what we hope is water, at least) pouring out of spigots placed on its head and body — which provides a good stress test all around.

SAM sweats so you don't have to. Click Continue to see a video of the 'bot in action.

Daily Mail, via BotJunkie