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NASA announced on Friday its humanoid robot, Valkyrie, is headed to Western Australia, where Perth-based Woodside Energy will put it through its paces with a view to "remote caretaking of uncrewed and offshore energy facilities." The collab with Woodside is "reimbursable" – meaning the energy outfit will pay NASA's costs as …

  1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    So NASA named their robot

    'Chooser of the Slain'? Good job they're dressing it in cuddly clothes, then...

    1. Francis Boyle Silver badge

      Re: So NASA named their robot

      Well you wouldn't want your plastic pal to be dressed in uncomfortable clothes.

      1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge

        Re: So NASA named their robot

        It's bad enough living with the terrible ache in all the diodes down the left side.

  2. 42656e4d203239 Silver badge

    1972 called with a movie plot

    >> tending to plants grown in outer space.

    "Silent Running" anyone?

    1. CountCadaver

      Re: 1972 called with a movie plot

      Will there be atomic detonations?

  3. s. pam Silver badge

    All the opportunity...

    For this to go very badly wrong indeedy!!!

    I'm sorry Dave, the wellhead is supposed to be shooting upwards 200ft high flames.

  4. Winkypop Silver badge

    So, you’re new here eh?

    How about we catch up after the shift and open a bottle of Deoxit?

  5. Spherical Cow


    For those who would like to see what it looks like, NASA's article has photos:

  6. Securitymoose

    And so a new race of killer robots populate the universe

    How long before they decide they don't need puny humans at all?

    Imagine their first meeting with intelligent life... Beep beep, take me to the nearest charging point.

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