Humanoid Robot Powers Up on Space Station

Robonaut — the first humanoid robot in space — is being tested as a possible astronaut’s helper.

One small step for man, one giant leap for tinman kind.

The International Space Station got a new crewmember today, one made not of flesh and blood, but of gears and clockwork instead.

Called Robonaut 2, the automaton astronaut was activated by human spaceflyers today (Aug. 22) after months in storage since being delivered to the space station earlier this year. An initial series of tests checked the robot’s power systems and camera eyes.
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NASA, GM TAKE GIANT LEAP IN ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY JSC (NEW) NASA and General Motors are working together to accelerate development of the next generation of Robots and related technologies for use in both the automotive and aerospace industries.

Using leading edge control, sensor and vision technologies, NASA and GM engineers and scientists came together at NASAs Johnson Space Center through a Space Act Agreement to build a new dexterous humanoid robot capable of working side by side with people whether that means helping GM create safer cars and safer manufacturing plants or assisting NASA astronauts on dangerous space missions.

For more videos, go to discoverynews.com. Cutting-edge robots, recently unveiled by NASA and General Motors, will work next to humans on Earth and in space. Jorge Ribas reports on the twin machines dubbed Robonaut 2.

Robonaut 2 – capabilities demonstration

Robonaut2 or R2 for short is the next generation dexterous robot, developed through a Space Act Agreement by NASA and General Motors.

Robonaut 2: Getting packed for space flight

This is a time-lapse video of the week long activities to prepare Robonaut 2 for space flight to the International Space Station. To learn more about Robonaut 2 check out this link R2 Robonaut

GM and NASA Take Giant Leap in Robotic Technology

Using leading edge control, sensor and vision technologies, NASA and GM engineers and scientists came together at NASAs Johnson Space Center to build a new dexterous humanoid robot (Robonaut2, or R2 for short) capable of working side by side with people whether that means helping GM create safer cars and safer manufacturing plants or assisting NASA astronauts on dangerous space missions.

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