VIDEO: NASA’s Valkyrie Robot Can Erect Scaffolding


NASA’s Valkyrie robot is able to use human tools to erect scaffolding and plot itself a path across difficult terrain.

Ok, I know what you’re thinking, so Valkyrie is a little slow at erecting a scaffold as seen in the NASA demonstration video above. But this semi-autonomous robot has been designed to hopefully one day build structures for habitual life on the Moon or Mars.

As Valkyrie was initially designed to work in disaster zones the robot could also be used on Earth in places which cannot safely be reached by humans.

Could this be a very early glimpse of a real humanoid scaffolding robot?