NASA Gives Robots To Universities To Aid Mars Mission

Research teams at MIT and Northeastern University have been given a prototype of NASA’s Valkyrie humanoid robot, a machine designed to withstand the harsh conditions of space, to test how it might best be used in an upcoming mission to Mars. What do you think?

“So now I can’t even count on a career as an astronaut?”

Archie Longeran • Dolly Puller


“Universities hardly have an incentive to build their own humanoid robots when the government is just handing them out like candy.”

Louise Becker • Hospital Cleaner

“Once Valkyrie gets that first taste of Comparative Media Studies 100, Mars will be the last thing on its mind.”

Aidan Reese • Teaching Assistant