NASA’s New ‘Superhero’ Humanoid Robot


Meet Valkyrie, NASA’s new “superhero” robot. What makes it a superhero? Absolutely nothing that I read about it. Okay fine, it was designed to be able to access disaster areas and help rescue survivors. Weird considering I never saw it do anything but step over a curb and turn a wheel. Fun fact: did you know in Norse mythology the valkyries (“choosers of the slain”) were a group of females that determined which soldiers would live or die in battle? So for a search-and-rescue robot, that’s kind of a morbid name. For a killer robot, it sounds appropriate. …

via Let Me Fight It: NASA’s New ‘Superhero’ Humanoid Robot | Geekologie.

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