DARPA Selects Boston Dynamics' Humanoid for Robotics Challenge: to build a humanoid robot that "is expected to have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head, and will be physically capable of performing all of the tasks required for disaster response scenarios"
Just look at the size of this thing! Real robots | 20 Real Life Giant Robots! | SMOSH. Back in 2007 Qualis got $8mil to help US Joint Robotics Office. http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/qualis-gets-8m-to-help-us-joint-robotics-office-02961/