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Robonaut 2

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 […]



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 […]