NASA Announces Humanoid Robot

Mike Paczesny | The Rundown Live2

NASA scientists have been secretly working on a walking, humanoid robot “meant to evoke awe in anyone who comes across it“.

“Valkyrie” Measuring in at around 6’2” and around 275 lbs, is a joint effort being undertaken by NASA and scientists at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University.

The challenge created by DARPA involves tasks like walking over uneven terrain, climbing a ladder, using tools and driving, This means that Valkyrie has to be capable of operating in the same spaces that a person would operate in, under the control of humans who have only minimal training with robots, which is why the robot’s design is based on a human form.” Evan Ackerman – IEEE Spectrum

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