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  • Another freakishly human-like robot is coming to Massachusetts - 04/06/2016

    A robot that may one day pave the way for astronauts to explore the final frontier has arrived in Massachusetts.

    Valkyrie, or “Val,” landed at the New England Robotics Validation Experimentation Center at UMass Lowell Wednesday morning, where it will stay for two years as part of a research collaboration between UMass Lowell and Northeastern University, which were selected by NASA to host the robot. At 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing around 300 pounds, Val is one of only four robots of its kind with advanced, human-like movements, video cameras and sensors to navigate its surroundings, and the ability to interact with humans.

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