German researchers at the Robotics Innovation Center, DFKI have developed a robotic ape to evaluate new robotic control-sensor-actuator components for enhanced mobility of robots.

"the development of a robotic system as well as of biologically inspired structural components which, if applied on the robotic system, effectively improve the locomotion and mobility characteristics."

How awesome would it be to see it transition from bipedal locomotion to a simian quadraped gallop?

via ieeespectrum