NASA has launched a video of a new robot named Valkyrie that will be used in search of water and extraterrestrial life in future interplanetary missions. What’s interesting about the robot is that it appears like humans and astonishingly can dance like us.
Valkyrie, also known as R5, (R stands for Robonaut and 5 denotes the fifth version) was originally designed to aid in disaster relief, but now NASA scientists have found a better use of the humanoid and now they will use Valkyrie on Mars for searching life and to know how the planet became a deserted place where once water flowed. The robot will aid humans in Journey to Mars scheduled for the year 2021.
While talking of dimensions, R5 robot is 6 feet tall, weighs 290 pounds and has a human-like appearance. In addition, one can see the robot dancing on the beats, waving hands, balancing on right leg then left leg, shaking head, etc. NASA logo encircled in a blue light is imprinted at the heart of robot which blinks just like a human heart does and makes us believe that the humanoid is alive. The robot walks like humans; not so gracefully like humans do but yes, R5 is best in copying human walk. In addition, the humanoid can walk on uneven terrains, climb on stairs, use tools and perform several other human-like tasks.
You can watch Valkyrie dancing here: