Could This Robot Build The First Homes on Mars?

German space agency DLR has developed an AI-fortified humanoid named ‘Justin,’ who’s capable of building the first human habitats on Mars. The robot has been in development for more than 10 years and is capable of handling tools, catching flying objects, navigating obstacles and shooting/uploading photos. Though engineers say it still can't stay stable on all terrain, it’s been successfully tested on top of an active volcano. Astronauts have also tested it inside the ISS — they were able to control it remotely with a tablet. Using advanced AI technology, Justin can also think for itself and inspect its environment. It can clean solar panels, inspect equipment and autonomously perform other complex tasks that is was never trained to do. Though the reality of living on another planet is still a while away, inventions like this little independent bot could help make it possible.

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