General Inquiry: Associate Director, Engineering Directorate
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Johnson Space Center
Mail Code: EA
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
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Highly reconfigurable facility used to develop highly advanced robotics systems such as Robonaut.
Two six-joint, hydraulic manipulators mounted on a seven foot high pedestal designed to grasp and precisely position small payloads of up to 240lbs for task specific, close-in work site operations concentrating on hardware.
Large model following motion platform that is hydraulically actuated and computer controlled. Designed to grapple and maneuver payloads of 500lbs or less at the end of a 60 foot long robotic arm.
A reconfigurable cockpit mockup located within a 24-foot-diameter hemispherical dome, upon which one continuous image is projected, that allows crewmembers and engineers to perform tests, evaluations, or training in a controlled cockpit environment while able to view a modeled external environment through the windows.
Immersive training facility that provides real time graphics and motion simulators integrated with a tendon-driven robotic device to provide the kinesthetic sensation of the mass and inertia characteristics of any large object.
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Next generation vehicle for space exploration.
Robonaut 2 (R2) is the first humanoid robot in space.
Morpheus is a vertical test bed demonstrating new green propellant propulsion systems and autonomous landing and hazard detection technology.
For more information about other capabilites available at JSC, please visit the JSC Human Spaceflight Capabilities website.