The first humanoid robot in space has been there for two years. Robonaut 2 arrived in February 2011 and was unpacked the next month. The robot was developed jointly by NASA and General Motors.
Aug. 10, 2010 Robonaut 2, nicknamed R2 (a bit of an insider joke for “Star Wars” fans), is detached from a crane after being secured to its stanchion. Within a year, R2 would arrive on the international space station. Joseph Bibby/NASA Buy Photo