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NASA to send R2 droid robot co-developed with GM to space station

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Apr 14th, 2010 at 10:58AM

If you've got an unnatural fear of human-like robots, it's time to look away. It turns out that Chrysler isn't the only manufacturer getting cozy with NASA these days. General Motors just announced its new robot co-developed with NASA will soon be shedding its earth-bound shackles to help on the international space station, in addition to its duties to here on our home planet. Called Robonaut 2, the 300-pound man-like machine is designed to be as physically similar to a human being as possible in order to allow the robot to share tools with astronauts. The first R2 will be scooting up... Read More

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