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“Robonaut”

Dec 20, 2013 12:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In an orbital first, a robot has held its own in a conversation with a human.
Jun 27, 2013 11:13 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
This summer two high-tech Japanese bots will be blasting into outer space. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2010 04:36 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A prototype robot, jointly developed by NASA and General Motors, will be flown to the International Space Station for tests working alongside the live-aboard crew. Robonaut 2, nicknamed R2, won't be making any spacewalks -- it's not designed to handle the temperature extremes and harsh environment ...
Dec 29, 2009 04:12 PM ET // Robert Lamb
What kind of gloves go best with a space suit? Well, scientists and futurists are still working on that one, but the answers have ranged from crude mechanical claws to high-tech mits that simulate the sensation of touch. Come inside and slip on something cosmic.
Aug 22, 2011 02:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The humanoid robot delivered to the International Space Station in February is finally getting to work -- and tweeting about the experience.