A humanoid robot named Apollo is being created by Apptronik in partnership with NASA.

Austin-based Apptronik announced Tuesday that it is working with NASA to accelerate the commercialization of Apollo.

Apptronik’s has completed a prototype of Apollo and plans to begin delivering the robot next year.

Apollo is a general-purpose robot that is cable of doing a wide range of tasks in dynamic environments in industries ranging from logistics, retail, hospitality, aerospace, and beyond, according to the company.

Apptronik first began working on humanoid robots in 2013 when it worked on NASA’s Valkyrie Robot. NASA has now selected Apptronik as a commercial partner to launch a new generation of general-purpose robots, starting with Apollo.

“Continued investment from NASA validates the work we are doing at Apptronik and the inflection point we have reached in robotics. The robots we’ve all dreamed about are now here and ready to get out into the world,” Jeff Cardenas, CEO, and co-founder of Apptronik, said in a news release. “These robots will first become tools for us here on Earth and will ultimately help us move beyond and explore the stars.”

In addition to NASA, Apptronik is also working with automotive makers,, major transportation and logistics companies, and government agencies

Apptronik also selected Austin-based argodesign as its partner in designing Apollo.

Apptronik, founded in 2016, spun out of the Human Centered Robotics Lab at the University of Texas at Austin.