This Incredible Video Of Mars Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen Before

This Incredible Video Of Mars Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen Before

The robot arrived at Northeastern in 2015 as part of a proposal that Engineering Professor Taskin Padir sent to NASA for the Space Robotics Challenge software testing, reports Tech Crunch. The six-foot-tall, 300-pound-heavy robots are created to be a robust, rugged, entirely electric humanoid robot capable of operating in degraded or damaged human-engineered environments, according to NASA.

NASA reportedly produced three other R5 models. The institutions were handpicked by NASA to do further studies aimed at refining and enhancing Valkyrie's capabilities. "She can autonomously make decisions, move around and accomplish tasks", Northeastern University PhD student, Murphy Wonsick, said.

NASA's Robonauts are being put to the test in Mars-like obstacle courses in order to pave the way for future humanoid space exploration and help bridge the expansive gap between Earth and human colonization of the red planet.

The images in this video could be the kind of thing NASA astronauts see sometime in the not too distant future. Overnight a dust storm damaged the habitat and solar array, and caused the primary communication antenna to become misaligned, " A spokesperson for NASA stated.

The robot must fix the damage, deploy a new solar panel and align the communication antenna to complete the challenge.

"There is a feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down watching interesting locations on the planet", Fröjdman wrote.

"They'll spend some time on the lunar surface to see what that loneliness and crew interactions are".