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Where is Robonaut 2? where no humanoid robot has gone before.

Jan 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA, Robonaut, Robonaut 2, Robotics

The original Robonaut 2 (R2) is at the NASA-JSC in Houston, TX (Left). The second R2, originally intended for GM, ended up in the International Space Station (Right). There are two more R2’s, a flight copy of the one in the ISS, which is in Houston and the newest R2 which is at the GM […]



MDRS Crew 109 Announcement: Leandro is going to MARS

Nov 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Aerospace, Mars Desert Research Station, NASA

The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Crew 109 has been selected by the Mars Society; this crew will run from Dec 17-Jan 1. Leandro was chosen to be the Chief Engineer and Robotics Specialist. He will responsible for maintaining all systems necessary for routine Habitat operations including power, water, electrical, plumbing, ATV, and Green Habitat […]



Robonaut 2 Receives National Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Technology Transfer

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

NASA was honored for its technology transfer achievements by the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). The team members of the partnership from the NASA Johnson Space Center and from General Motors were recognized for the design of the humanoid robot, Robonaut 2,  for aerospace applications and automotive manufacturing.



Robonaut 2 Team Receives the General Motors R&D Charles L. McCuen Special Achievement Innovation Award

Oct 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

This distinction was granted  for extraordinary technical accomplishments in the design and development of the GM-NASA world’s most dexterous, anthropomorphic robot, Robonaut 2 (R2).



Robonaut 2 Team Receives the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Exceptional Software Award

Jul 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

This recognition was granted for exceptional software efforts and outstanding dedication in the discipline of software development and engineering which contribute to the success of the JSC mission.



GM-NASA’s Robonaut 2 Demo at the Warren Tech Center

Dec 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA, Robonaut 2

During the week of December 8th, 2010, Robonaut 2 traveled to Michigan for a series of media events and demonstrations at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren. Here we are at the GM R&D Center demonstrating its firm but gentle handshaking and camera posing behaviours. In addition, interactive sessions were organized for FIRST Robotics […]



Robonaut 2, the Next Generation Dexterous Robot

Aug 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA, Robonaut 2

JSC2010-E-089924 (10 June 2010) — 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 realize its true purpose — helping spacewalking astronauts with tasks outside the […]



What will inspire tomorrow’s rocket scientists? – CNN.com

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA

What will inspire tomorrow’s rocket scientists?By Lauren Russell, CNNJuly 23, 2010 — Updated 1242 GMT (2042 HKT)   . STORY HIGHLIGHTS Astronaut Chris Ferguson says human spaceflight inspired him when he was younger There are no set plans for human spaceflight within Obama’s NASA revamp Ferguson and others in aerospace worry what will inspire children […]



Robonaut 2

Feb 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, NASA, Robonaut, Robonaut 2, Robotics

In the current iteration of Robonaut, Robonaut 2 or R2, NASA and General Motors are working together to accelerate development of the next generation of robots and related technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. Robonaut 2 (R2) is a state of the art highly dexterous anthropomorphic robot. Like its predecessor Robonaut 1 […]