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NASA's Humanoid Robot Comes Alive Aboard Space Station

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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This is a little dated but I thought it was cool and wished to share.


Robonaut — the first humanoid robot in space — is being tested as a possible astronaut's helper.

"Just like a crew member has to kind of acclimate themselves to zerogravity, our robot has to do a very similar thing, kind of wiggle itself and learn how it needs to move" in weightlessness."

For now, Robonaut — also called R2 — is designed to stay inside the space station. Future versions might venture out on spacewalks, saving astronauts time while keeping them safe.


Humanoid Robot Aboard Space Station

Awesome. This robot even took time to send some Tweets back to earth explaining briefly his experience thus far in space. Can't wait to hear more about this in the future.




posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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it's very cool but wouldn't it be cheaper to send me to space.
for a 0g enviroment though i think there are better designs for a robot than humanoid, what about a spherical robot with an arm or two.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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I for one, welcome our new Space-robot overlords..

2nd line on the third.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by listerofsmeg
what about a spherical robot with an arm or two.


Good call, after the space station is destroyed he can help the sole survivor escape increasingly devious traps while cracking jokes in a delightful British accent.


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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:17 AM
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much cheaper.. but this robot will live long enough to see another planet far outside our solarsysten...
but yeah it is awesome to think, and even though robots on earth are still relatively simple.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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Ha brilliant, all in the name of science.
maybe an AI on a potato then.

reply to post by Acronychal
 

some robots on earth are pretty advaced imo.

not amazing yet but we're getting there.
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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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This thing looks
like a joke compared to A.W.E.S.O.M.-O

what's with all the colored LED's
is that the eew - ahh factor ...look @ the pretty lights

kinda reminds me of Saturn 3 ....








posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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R2 is fine by me it sounds pretty cool as they coming along good with A.I. I just very sincerely hope that they don't make a A.I. control system up there and name it H.A.L.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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Don't let the robot out of the bag.

What's wrong? Robot got your tongue?

The Japs make great radios and robots.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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I'll be impressed when they have a "Marvin" robot.

Far more interesting to have a depressed, down-in-the-dumps robot.....unless it turns evil or something:






posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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I think I would prefer an HK-47, personally. Meatbag.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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Having robots in space doing stuff is ok but NASA have been sending drones for years, you cant beat the human touch.

Making these robots to go into space is clever tho as it makes the launch easier and they can go for massive periods of time, no bulky stuff like oxygen or food & water to carry, just the rocket fuel and a few solar panels.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 02:13 AM
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Originally posted by wlasikiewicz
Having robots in space doing stuff is ok but NASA have been sending drones for years, you cant beat the human touch

DARPA investing in "Avatar" robot surrogates for US soldiers
^With one of these bad boys you'd get more than just a beating.



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