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“.

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