Robonaut 2

Space Station’s Robonaut 2 Is Getting More Astronaut-Like By The Day

Article Updated: 23 Dec , 2015

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NASA’s large space station robot now has legs and a plan to (eventually) head outside to do spacewalks, to replace some of the more routine tasks taken on by astronauts. Robonaut 2 has actually been on the International Space Station since 2011, but only received the extra appendages in the past few days.

The robot is capable of flipping switches, moving covers and with the legs, clamping on to spots around the station. Check out the videos below to see some of the stuff that it is already capable of. It’s both creepy and amazing to watch.

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NoSelf
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NoSelf
September 5, 2014 12:20 PM

“… to replace some of the more routine tasks taken on by asteroids. ” ???

did you mean to say “astronauts”?

Aqua4U
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September 5, 2014 12:56 PM

The first video I assumed was sped up until I saw the tech. walking in the background. Was that video taken while in tele presence mode? It seems that in previous ops the pre-programmed motions were much more sedate. Now Robonaut II is almost as fast as a human… Is that what you meant by ‘creepy’?

sbicknel
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sbicknel
September 5, 2014 2:05 PM

You should proofread your rss feed. It claims the robot will replace some of the more routine tasks taken on by ASTEROIDS.

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