Meet Valkyrie, NASA’s space robot
Sky and Telescope - 05/17/2017
Meet Valkyrie: She’s 6 feet and 2 inches tall, weighs about 300 pounds, and cost $2 million — and one day this humanoid space robot, or more likely her much more advanced descendant, might help humans colonize Mars.
NASA has provided MIT and Northeastern University with Valkyrie prototypes for further development; Northeastern’s Valkyrie is hosted at the NERVE (New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation) Center of University of Massachusetts, Lowell. A third group at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, purchased a Valkyrie prototype from NASA.