NASA: Robonaut 2 in space

Robonaut 2 packed during launch:


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Robonaut 2 alive in space in the ISS:


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On February 24th 2011, NASA launched the first human-like robot to space 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 are astronauts in space or workers at GM manufacturing plants on Earth.

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You can also follow the adventures of R2 on twitter: @AstroRobonaut.

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