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Petman the robot soldier put through his paces

9 April 2013 Last updated at 17:25 BST

An anthropomorphic robot designed to replicate the actions of humans and help test chemical protection clothing has been unveiled in the United States.

Petman has been built by the Massachusetts robotics company Boston Dynamics with backing from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa).

Tom Bayly reports.

Footage courtesy of Boston Dynamics