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Valkyrie

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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.

Creator
NASA
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2013
Type
Humanoid, Aerospace
Creator
NASA
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2013
Type
Humanoid, Aerospace

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FEATURES
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.
HEIGHT
190 cm | 74.8 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WIDTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WEIGHT
125 kg | 275 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Carnegie Robotics Multisense SL in head, secondary head cameras, torso cameras, shin cameras, knee lidars, six-axis force-torque sensors in feet
ACTUATORS
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.
POWER
1.8-kWh dual-voltage battery
COMPUTING
Two Intel Core i7s
SOFTWARE
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)
MATERIALS
Covered in foam and soft fabric
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
WEBSITE
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/r5