Thursday, March 15, 2018

NASA's Valkyrie Robots are the Droids We're Looking For


"The 'Star Wars' robots R2-D2 and BB-8 are the droids that NASA is looking for — 'astromechs" that can help repair spaceships on the fly, a NASA robotics engineer says.

Future NASA robots might resemble humanoid droids such as C-3PO and K-2SO from the waist up, but have giant mechanical spidery legs from the waist down, the engineer added in a new piece for the journal Science Robotics.

For more than 20 years, NASA has sought to develop robot assistants for astronauts. So far, they have developed three droids."

Read and see more at Space.com.

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