NASA Ready for DARPA Challenge

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    NASA coming out swinging in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, introducing its Valkyrie humanoid robot at 6’2″ and 280 pounds.

    The U.S. space agency just unveiled their entry into DARPA’s Robotics Challenge in Homestead, FL.  Introducing Valkyrie.  Coming in at 6’2” and 280, Valkyrie is reminiscent of Ironman.  The superhero robot boasts detachable arms, sonar sensors, mounted cameras, and for a little flash—a glowing circle in the middle of its chest.  The designer said it best—“Valkyrie is designed to impress.”  Well-done because he is impressive.