Meet Robonaut 2

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Developed by GM and NASA, Robonaut 2 will be the first humanoid robot in space when it is launched on the space shuttle. Robonaut has four dexterous fingers and opposable thumbs, and its arms are strong enough to hold 20 pounds in any pose in Earth's gravity. Other specifications:

l Materials: Primarily aluminum with steel, and nonmetallic components.

l Weight: 330 pounds.

l Height: 3 feet 4 inches (from waist to head).

l Sensors: More than 350.

l Processors: 38 Power PC Processors.

Source: NASA

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