It looks like it walked straight out of a Star Wars movie!
At the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, work has begun on developing one of the most advanced humanoids on the planet, Valkyrie, a robot which will be used in a future NASA mission to explore the surface of the red planet, Mars.
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, said in a statement to the Herald of Scotland,”Valkyrie is a huge scientific undertaking. We are looking forward to tackling the many technical challenges involved in developing a large-scale humanoid robot, and pushing the state of the art in humanoid robotics.”
“At the moment the robot is a pretty basic shell which can walk up a set of three small steps and can reach out and grip something and pass it on to someone. It reacts if you push against it, either swaying or taking a step back,” Vijayakumar continued.