Not one, but two robot astronauts straight out of sci-fi are headed to Boston for training
The Washington Post - 11/18/2015
If R5 looks like something out of a science fiction film, that’s by design. The robot — designed by NASA to one day supplement or even replace humans on space missions — is surely one of the coolest humanoid bots ever created.
Now two of these six-foot tall robotic superheroes are coming to the Boston area: Northeastern University and MIT will each have a prototype to play around with. The hope is that the two robotics teams, selected by NASA based on their performance in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, will develop the algorithms these bots need to put their cool bods to use.