Sunday, June 18, 2017

NASA Robot "Valkyrie" Walks Over Bricks Like A Man While Preparing To Go To MARS!

Valkyrie robot autonomously crossing stepping stones. Valkyrie hardware is designed and built by NASA Johnson Space Center. Control algorithm by IHMC Robotics ( Point cloud gathered from LIDAR sensor is then processed to find planar regions in the world. Simple footstep planner plans footsteps on the planar regions, to a goal location specified by the operator. Funding provided by National Robotics Initiative, through NASA Project #NNX12AP97G.