Nasa gives R5 Valkyrie humanoid robot to MIT, Northerwestern to develop software for Mars

Nasa has built a humanoid robot to conduct missions on Mars and it now wants leading universities to develop software and computer algorithms to help the robot work effectively in space. The US space agency originally invented the 6ft tall humanoid robot weighing 290lbs (132kg), known as Valkyrie or R5, to assist during disaster relief missions, but it realised that the robot would also be suitable for deployment in space on another planet, such as Mars. Valkyrie is designed to be as dexterous as a human, and it comes with arms with seven degrees of freedom, as well as hands and legs with six degrees of freedom and a pelvis with three degrees of freedom. Rather than risking people’s lives on a planet that has hostile conditions unsuitable to human…


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