15 Feb 2012

Yesterday, the crew of ISS officially activated the 300lb Robonaut 2 (R2) on the International Space Station (ISS) for day to day use.   Robonaut 2 is a machine designed to help humans work and explorer in space.  It is designed to go where it is too dangerous for humans.  It can handle a variety of EVA assignments and has speeds more than four times faster than the first R1 version.  Its been in the works for over 11 years by NASA and General Motors.

Here is a video explaining Robonaut 2:

Robonaut 2's first motions on ISS Feburary 2012

Source:  NASA

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