Meet Valkyrie, Valkyrie 1. 6’2. 125 kilograms. Superhero Robot We really wanted to to design the appearances of this robot to
be one that was just, when you saw it, you were going to be like: Wow that’s, that’s awesome. So it’s a 44 degree of freedom robot. Very capable Very strong. Completely self-contained We have a 2 kilowatt-hour battery, lots of on-board computing Got a 7 degree of freedom arm and 6 degree of freedom hand 3 degree of freedom pelvis And we have a 6 degree of freedom leg.
When we were designing the robot we we were thinking about the competition
from day one and we wanted a very modular system Specifically with the arm, we can yank
one bolt and one connector and we can take the arm off. It happens in
a matter of minutes And so we wanted to be able to replace
components, major components on the robot in under fifteen minutes The robot is designed also such that the
arms are actually identical so with just reconfiguring a piece on
the arm a right on can suddenly turn into a left arm.
Power is stored in the backpack here. We have a battery. You can pop this panel off You can do a couple bolts, slide the battery out slide a new battery in. So as you can
see in the head, we’ve got cameras, both LIDAR and point cloud
based camera systems In the chest we’ve got cameras. We
have sonar in the chest, in the stomach abdomal area. We have a cameras on our forearms for when we’re grasping, so we can get a
good view from there Moving on down we have cameras in the
knees We’ve got cameras in the feet.
Pretty much when our operators are running the robot, any data, any piece of data,
any image that they would want to see from what the
robot is seeing is available to our users NASA saw considerable overlap in what
the DRC was trying to accomplish and NASA’s goals as an agency.
We want to get to Mars Likely NASA will send robots ahead of the astronauts to the planet. These robots
will start preparing the way for the human
explorers. When the humans arrive the robots and the humans will work together in conjunction, building habs, laying foundation, and just working together in that tight relationship Technologies such as Valkyrie are gonna really lead
into the type of robotic systems that will one
day be the precursor missions before the astronauts to Mars. Really strong and powerful robot Superhero robot. Glowing NASA meatball.
What more would you want?