PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot developed by Boston Dynamics for testing special clothing used by US military personnel. PETMAN balances itself as it walks, squats and does calisthenics. PETMAN simulates human physiology by controlling temperature, humidity and sweating inside the clothing to provide realistic test conditions. PETMAN development is lead by Boston Dynamics, working in partnership with Measurement Technologies Northwest, Oak Ridge National Lab and MRIGlobal.
This vehicle is just under 16.5 feet and weighs 3,218 lbs. It is powered by a mid-mounted VAZ 1.8 liter, 82 HP four cylinder. The gearing must be very low for this thing to go anywhere, which is probably why it tops out at 37 MPH. The on-board jet pump allows it to float at 6.2 MPH on water. I would love to see more power/torque in this beast but I guess they had to keep the weight down. Still very cool vehicle.