• Face-off

    Face-off
    Date:2 February 2011 Tags:, , , ,

    Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid astronaut helper, will fly to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission. Although it will initially only participate in operational tests, upgrades could eventually allow the robot to realise its true purpose – helping spacewalking astronauts with tasks outside the space station.

    Image credit: Nasa/JSC Robert Markowitz

    To find out more about Robonaut 2, read the news story, “Robonaut 2 set to launch in February“.