This is Ohio State University's Adaptive Suspension Vehicle, an legged conveyance designed to conquer any terrain. This 1984 demo reel is all sorts of awesome. If I were an investor, the soundtrack's synthesizer stings would've sold me in a heartbeat.

You can read more about the ASV and check out some awesome photos of prototypes at Cybernetic Zoo. And for a similar, supervillain-appropriate transport, see GE's Walking Truck.