What could go wrong by putting a 330-pound humanoid robot on the International Space Station? Decades of science fiction stories can't be insanely far-fetched.
NASA's humanoid bot will join Howie Long on the Fox Pregame Show to predict the Super Bowl MVP.
The humanoid robot set to join the STS-133 mission on the space shuttle Discovery will be enclosed in specially constructed packaging called Sleepr (Structural Launch Enclosure to Effectively Protect Robonaut).
GM and NASA plan to launch R2 humanoid robot this September to test how well it works alongside astronauts and in the rigors of outer space.
The humanoid handyman is expected to be equally comfortable working the assembly line in Detroit and puttering around a spacecraft headed far, far away.
The updated humanoid robot is handy with tools and 20-pound weights, and ready to work on the assembly line or in outer space.
Military bots were well represented in the voting for the 2012 inductees. Left out in the cold: Robonaut and Johnny 5.
NASA has created a new robotic space technology, following on from its work on Robonaut 2.
Jeff Cannata visits NASA's Johnson's Space Center in Houston and checks out various robotic technologies, including Robonaut 2, the space agency's humanoid robot and an Iron Man-like exoskeleton suit.
Robonaut 2, a robot created by NASA and GM engineers, is heading to the International Space Station.