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"King Louie" named after 'The Jungle Book', NASA's 1st Inflatable Robot is a helper in space

NASA knows that robots can be of huge help in space whether they are being on board the ISS or spacecraft or carrying out explorations on other planets. The space agency built its 1st humanoid robot, named 'King Louie' after the animated movie 'The Jungle Book.' Robots are made up of bags of air, surrounded by a strong fabric shell; that moves by inflating & deflating various chambers in its limbs or extremities