Robot heads for the Station

Robonaut 2 is ready for its history-making launch to the International Space Station on STS-133. Known as R2, the robot will be the first humanoid machine to work in orbit.

With an upper torso, long arms and a suite of cameras and sensors, Robonaut 2 is programmed to help astronauts living on the space station by performing repetitive tasks. It’s hands and fingers are able to operate buttons and switches found inside the space station.

Adapted from information issued by NASA.

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