NASA Audio File

NASA, GM Take Giant Leap in Robotic Technology
02.04.10
 
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 NASA’s 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.

Center Contact: Brandi Dean, 281-483-5111
HQ Contact: Ashley Edwards, 202-358-1756
For more info: www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/robonaut.html

Ron Diftle
NASA Robonaut Project Manager


Cut 1 (00:12) - “Both organizations are looking for ways to add technology to both of our tool kits, so that both space missions and assembly plants are more efficient.”
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Marty Linn
GM Principle Engineer, Robotics


Cut 2 (00:16) - One of GM’s core goals is to lead in advance technology and quality in creating the world’s best vehicles.  The partnership with NASA and the development of R-2 provide those innovative technologies that will help us achieve those goals in both our plants and our products.
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