Meet NASA’s 6 Foot Tall Humanoid Robot

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The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is always unveiling new gizmos and gadgets, but the latest effort from DARPA is something that seems more out of a sci-fi movie than a science lab. Meet Nasa’s first ever 6 foot tall Humanoid Robot names ”Valkyrie” measuring in at around 6’2” and around 275 lbs (125 kg; 1.9m). The Valkyrie is a joint effort being undertaken by NASA and scientists at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University that will participate in a trial run later this month.  NASA scientists have been secretly at work for a year on this project. Valkyrie has the ability to walk, pick up objects and use tools. Valkyrie has 44 axes of movement and interchangeable arms.
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