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NASA Gets In On Super Bowl Predictions With Robonaut 2

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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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NASA Gets In On Super Bowl Predictions With Robonaut 2


www.reviewsofelectronics.com

Thanks to the great technology at NASA, we finally have a person with tons of brains to predict the winner. And by person, I meant robot. That’s right, the robot used in the Johnson Space Center in Houston is going on a break to come talk to Howie Long about the Super Bowl. The humanoid robot, Robonaut 2, will voice his opinion on the matchup between Pittsburgh and Green Bay. Honestly, that sounds pretty funny and as it’s going to do exactly what it was meant to…..get me to watch
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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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Get me to watch too!

Now here is my kind of predictions thread!


Feb 6, 2011. Credit: Ken Kremer source credit

Fearsome Robonaut 2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center prepares to meet the NFL’s best players at Super Bowl XLV

NASA’s Robonaut 2 will make a first ever guest appearance on the NFL’s Super Bowl Pre game show for Super Bowl XLV.


The amazingly dexterity of the jointed arms and hands enables R2 to use exactly the same tools as the astronauts and thereby eliminates the need for constructing specialized tools for the robots –saving valuable time, money and weight.

The robot is loaded with advanced technology including an optimized overlapping dual arm dexterous workspace, series elastic joint technology, extended finger and thumb travel, miniaturized 6-axis load cells, redundant force sensing, ultra-high speed joint controllers, extreme neck travel, and high resolution camera and IR systems.


www.universetoday.com...

www.reviewsofelectronics.com
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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:37 PM
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Hey!
Wish I could watch, but alas, I shall be fast asleep!

Thread posted about this here if interested!
abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 6-2-2011 by Wildeagle because: Made an oopsie!



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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Thanks!

I loved the comparison to the robot from Toy Story...

What was his name?

To infinity and beyond!



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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Buzz light year.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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hehe!!

Yup, was a fab comparison! Gave me a giggle at least!

I believe it is Buzz Lightyear from the movie Toy Story.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:45 PM
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Thanks,


I wonder, did they name it after the R2 from Star Wars?

Or was R2 Star Wars named after this one...things we dont know unill 20 years later.

Good stuff here...
science.nasa.gov...



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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will be a bad superbowl this year. i have the same feeling about it that i had at the end of fall when i was telling people winter was going to be terrible.

hoping that just predicting something bad will make it not happen. im hoping, at least

i do belive there will be something comparable to a "wardrobe malfunction" in the sense that everyone will see it floppingf everywhere for all to see. we'll see, right?



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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Lol, they probably did name him after R2-D2 from Starwars, I think you're required to be a Starwars fan to work for NASA.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
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I think you're required to be a Starwars fan to work for NASA.


Yes, I think your right there



Ok, I think this is R2's official Home Page

robonaut.jsc.nasa.gov...



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