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Robonaut Operates Task Board in Space

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:56am

Robonaut Operates Task Board in Space

 

Robonaut Operates Task Board in Space

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Courtesy of NASA

In the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory, Robonaut 2 is pictured on January 2, 2013, during a round of testing for the first humanoid robot in space. Ground teams put Robonaut through its paces as they remotely commanded it to operate valves on a task board.

Robonaut is a testbed for exploring new robotic capabilities in space, and its form and dexterity allow it to use the same tools and control panels as its human counterparts do aboard the station.

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