Valkyrie is an advanced humanoid designed to operate in degraded or damaged human-engineered environments. NASA hopes to eventually send Valkyrie into space, to the moon, and to Mars.
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Valkyrie's chest protects the robot if it falls forward, and houses linear actuators that can rotate the its torso.
Valkyrie's arms and hands can be disconnected and swapped in minutes.
Valkyrie robots are being used as research platforms in Florida, Massachusetts, and Scotland.
- Electrically powered. Swappable battery. Series-elastic rotary actuators in arms and legs. Covered in soft fabric. Named after female figures in Norse mythology. Designed and built in 9 months.
- 190 cm | 74.8 in
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- 125 kg | 275 lb
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- Carnegie Robotics Multisense SL in head, secondary head cameras, torso cameras, shin cameras, knee lidars, six-axis force-torque sensors in feet
- Five series-elastic rotary actuators and and two linear actuators in arms. Six finger and thumb actuators. Five series-elastic rotary actuators in upper leg and two in ankles. Five series elastic rotary actuators in torso.
- 1.8-kWh dual-voltage battery
- Two Intel Core i7s
- Robot Operating System (ROS)
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 44 (Neck: 3 DoF; Arm: 4 DoF x 2; Wrist: 3 DoF x 2; Hand: 4 DoF x 2; Torso: 3 DoF, Leg: 6 DoF x 2; Ankle: 2 DoF x 2)
- Covered in foam and soft fabric
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