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Robonaut becomes 1st humanoid robot in space

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.

By February 24, 2011


Robonaut 2 to meddle in Super Bowl pregame

NASA's humanoid bot will join Howie Long on the Fox Pregame Show to predict the Super Bowl MVP.

By February 4, 2011


NASA's Robonaut 2 to launch in special space case

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).

By August 13, 2010


Robonaut 2 ready for International Space Station

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.

By April 14, 2010


Robonaut 2: The offspring of GM and NASA

The humanoid handyman is expected to be equally comfortable working the assembly line in Detroit and puttering around a spacecraft headed far, far away.

By February 4, 2010


NASA, GM unveil Robonaut 2 (photos)

The updated humanoid robot is handy with tools and 20-pound weights, and ready to work on the assembly line or in outer space.

7 Images By February 4, 2010


Wall-E, BigDog, Nao, PackBot break into Robot Hall of Fame

Military bots were well represented in the voting for the 2012 inductees. Left out in the cold: Robonaut and Johnny 5.

By October 24, 2012


NASA develops robotic exoskeleton for space

NASA has created a new robotic space technology, following on from its work on Robonaut 2.

By October 11, 2012


NASA merges man with machine

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.

By June 24, 2013


NASA, GM robot preps for space mission

Robonaut 2, a robot created by NASA and GM engineers, is heading to the International Space Station.

By October 26, 2010