Robonaut2, the next generation dexterous robot

Date:14 April 2010 Tags:, , , ,

Nasa and General Motors (GM) are working together to accelerate development of the next generation of Robots and related technologies for use in both the automotive and aerospace industries.

Using leading edge control, sensor and vision technologies, Nasa and GM engineers and scientists came together at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre through a Space Act Agreement to build a new dexterous humanoid robot (Robonaut2, or R2 for short) capable of working side by side with people whether that means helping GM create safer cars and safer manufacturing plants or assisting Nasa astronauts on dangerous space missions.

Video credit: Nasa and GM

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