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Robonaut 2

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 […]



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 […]