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.