Space & Astronomy
NASA's humanoid robot is awake in space
By T.K. Randall
August 25, 2011 · 14 comments
Image Credit: NASA
NASA's experimental "Robonaut" has been successfully powered up on the International Space Station.
The humanoid robot is part of an effort to see how a robotic crew member can help perform tasks in space. While Robonaut will be staying exclusively indoors for the time being, future versions of it may perform spacewalks and other complex jobs.
Ground controllers turned Robonaut on Monday for the first time since it was delivered to the International Space Station in February. The test involved sending power to all of Robonaut's systems. The robot was not commanded to move; that will happen next week.
Source: Yahoo! News
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