NASA’s Valkyrie Built Especially for Mars Mission

Published by , June 19, 2017 12:25 pm

(SputnikNews)  Scientists from the US space agency NASA teamed up with the Johnson Space Center to test the agency’s new robot Valkyrie, an android which has a head, two arms and two legs. The robot is expected to be sent to Mars in the future. The Valkyrie robot somewhat resembles a person; it’s equipped with about 200 sensors, placed on its head, shoulders, abdomen and legs.
Valkyrie “a name taken from Norse mythology, is designed to be a robust, rugged, entirely electric humanoid robot capable of operating in degraded or damaged human-engineered environments.” The video of the test has been published on the YouTube channel of IHMC Robotics, which created a controlling algorithm for the machine.

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