Robots Aboard International Space Station

Ames Research Center, MIT and Johnson Space Center have two new robotics projects aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Robonaut 2, a two-armed humanoid robot with astronaut-like dexterity, is currently undergoing onboard testing. The second is the SPHERES satellite, which recently got a smartphone upgrade that gives it eyes, ears and a sensor array. These robots could assume mundane, sometimes dangerous tasks: monitoring radiation, filter change-outs, some extravehicular activities

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5 thoughts on “Robots Aboard International Space Station


  1. Ohmygodohmygodohmygod! I’m in? space!
    Space? SPACE!
    I’m in space.
    I’m in space.
    Where am I? Guess. Guess guess guess. I’m in space.
    There’s a star. There’s another one. Star. Star star star. Star.
    Getting bored of space.

  2. @NASAMarshallTV … …
    @NASAMarshallTV ….thanks? it was the first thing that came to mind when i heard that there were using robots in the space shuttle…lol this is awesome project u guys got going on…

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