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Robonaut 2

Barajas et al., US Patent 9,387,589 Granted

Jul 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2

United States Patent 9,387,589 Barajas, et al. July 12, 2016 Visual debugging of robotic tasks



Dr. Barajas Receives NASA’s Space Act Award

Feb 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

This recognition was granted for the development of a significant scientific or technical contribution, Robonaut 2 (R2) MSC-CC-001, that has been determined to be of value in the conduct of an aeronautical or space activity of NASA.



Sanders, Barajas et al., US Patent 9,120,224 Granted

Sep 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2

United States Patent 9,120,224 Sanders, Barajas, et al. September 1, 2015 Framework and method for controlling a robotic system using a distributed computer network



NASA’s Robonaut 2 Lauded as 2014 Government Invention of the Year

May 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut, Robonaut 2

Robonaut 2, NASA’s first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014. Many outstanding inventions were considered for this award, and Robonaut 2 was chosen after a challenging review by the NASA selection committee that evaluated the robot in the following areas: Aerospace Significance, Industry Significance, Humanitarian […]



Barajas & Sanders, US Patent 8,805,581 Granted

Aug 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2

United States Patent 8,805,581 Barajas,   et al. August 12, 2014 Procedural memory learning and robot control



Alcazar & Barajas, US Patent 8,515,579 Granted

Sep 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2

United States Patent 8,515,579 Alcazar,   et al. August 20, 2013 Systems and Methods Associated with Handling an Object with a Gripper



Barajas et al., US Patent 8,369,992 Granted

Feb 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, NASA, Patents, Publications, Robonaut 2, Uncategorized

United States Patent 8,369,992 Barajas,   et al. February 5, 2013 Embedded diagnostic, prognostic, and health management system and method for a humanoid robot



Dr. Barajas will be the opening Keynote Speaker at the IEEE Workshop on Engineering Applications (WEA) in Bogotá, Colombia

Apr 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Aerospace, Featured Articles, Mars Desert Research Station, NASA, Robonaut 2

Talks Titles: – NASA-GM Robonaut 2: An Engineering Revolution in Robotics and Automation – Mars Desert Research Station: Engineering Challenges in Self-Sufficiency Conditions



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 […]



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.