Boston Dynamics, creators of the BigDog, have unveiled PETMAN, a biped robot that “balances dynamically using a human-like walking motion; it is a close relative to BigDog, sharing elements of the mechanical design and control.” Video after the break.

Used (at the moment) to test chemical warfare clothing for the US Army, the Petman is able to move at 3.2 mph, recreating the natural heel-toe stride that we employ in our walking motion.

[via Popsci]