VIDEO: Meet NASA's "Superhero Robot", Valkyrie 1
If Skynet ever makes these fellas self aware we're in trouble! Take a look at NASA's new 6 foot 2 inch tall humanoid robot, which bears a resemblance to a certain Marvel superhero -- there's even a glowing NASA logo on its chest!
Developed for the DARPA Robotics Challenge taking place at the end of the month, Valkyrie 1 is designed to help humans during disasters and took a team of engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex. just nine months to design and build. So what's the ultimate goal? "We want to get to Mars," the team leader for Valkyrie, Nicolaus Radford tells the Huffington Post. "Likely, NASA will send robots ahead of the astronauts to the planet. These robots will start preparing the way for the human explorers and when the humans arrive, the robots and the humans will work together in conjunction building habs [habitats], laying foundation and just working together in that tight relationship. Technologies such as Valkyrie are going to really lead into the type of robotic systems that will one day be the precursor missions before the astronauts go to Mars.". Pretty damn cool eh? More at the link below.
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