Tuesday, May 4, 2010

NASA Robonaut 2 to fly to the ISS on Discovery STS-133

NASAJSCER April 12, 2010 — NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station. Robonaut 2, or R2, was developed jointly by NASA and General Motors under a cooperative agreement to develop a robotic assistant that can work alongside humans, whether they be astronauts in space or workers at GM manufacturing plants on Earth.

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