NASA, GM believes Robonaut2 will work alongside humans | R&D Mag

By Editor, R&D Mag, Posted 02/05/10

Link: http://www.rdmag.com/News/2010/02/Manufacturing-NASA-GM-believes-Robonaut2-wi...

"Engineers and scientists from NASA and GM worked together through a Space Act Agreement at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston to build a new humanoid robot capable of working side by side with people. Using leading edge control, sensor and vision technologies, future robots could assist astronauts during hazardous space missions and help GM build safer cars and plants.

The two organizations, with the help of engineers from Oceaneering Space Systems of Houston, developed and built the next iteration of Robonaut. Robonaut 2, or R2, is a faster, more dexterous and more technologically advanced robot. This new generation robot can use its hands to do work beyond the scope of prior humanoid machines. R2 can work safely alongside people, a necessity both on Earth and in space."

Add Your Comment

(not published)