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Saturday, February 18, 2012

First Human to Humanoid Handshake in Space

Robonaut, the first humanoid 'bot in space, was activated and ordered to shake hands (and pose for a picture) with Dan Burbank, International Space Station commander, on February 15th, 2012. R2 is designed to provide astronauts assistance on the orbiting space station.

Robonaut Deputy Project Manager Nic Radford talks about Robonaut's first hand shake in space, as well as what the future hold for robot aboard the International Space Station.

1 comment:

Gunther said...

Robonaut seems to have a good amount of dexterity. I wonder if the finger joints are controlled individually or if they use a compliant grip setup to control each finger?