Space Station’s Robotic Crew Member Designed to Look, Move and Work Like a Human

from Space Travel

by Lori Keith for Johnson Space Center
Houston TX (SPX) May 01, 2012

NASA’s first dexterous humanoid robot, has successfully hitched a ride to the International Space Station. Built for the specific purpose of working on the space station, its robotic hands work like human hands with the ability to use human tools to assist astronauts with tasks that are simple, repetitive or potentially dangerous.

The technology development demonstration will serve as a springboard to help explore and evolve new robotic capabilities in space and on Earth. . . . Read Complete Story

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