Spinoff may help astronauts stay healthier in space with the added benefit of assisting paraplegics in walking here on Earth.
While Robonaut has been busy testing its technology aboard station, NASA and GM have been working together to find new uses of those technologies.
Robonaut completed its initial checkouts aboard the station and went on to make history with the first human/robotic handshake in space.
There’s a humanoid robot moving aboard the International Space Station. Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum successfully put Robonaut 2 through its first paces involving motion on Oct. 13.
After months of patiently snoring away in its storage bag, Robonaut 2 – the first dexterous humanoid robot in space – finally got its wakeup call in August.
Robonaut 2, NASA's dexterous humanoid robot, will make its television debut on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011.
Engineers at NASA's Kennedy and Johnson space centers have drawn up plans to get Robonaut into space safely.
NASA and General Motors have come together to build the next generation of dexterous humanoid robots capable of working side by side with people.
NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station.