But first, she needs to demonstrate her ability to perform a series of human-esque tasks, like stepping and balancing. Cue the techno music:
In a video released by the space agency earlier this week, the 290-pound R5 struts her stuff, waving her arms and legs and even flexing her metal “bicep” -- all as her glowing NASA logo pulses to the beat of electronica, a la Iron Man.
NASA has awarded R5 prototypes to MIT and Northeastern University for further development. Here's hoping for a college-style dance-off someday soon.