NASA's Humanoid Robot to Receive Legs

NASA's Robonaut 2, which is currently stationed aboard the International Space Station, could be outfitted with a pair of legs as early as the start of next year. The anatomical upgrade will raise the spacefaring robot's height to an imposing 8-feet, and increase its potential for mobility considerably. Let's just… » 11/12/13 6:40am 11/12/13 6:40am

Watch a powerful short film about a stranded NASA robot

Lose yourself in the story of Robbie the robot, a sentient automaton astronaut that finds itself stranded alone in Earth's orbit for thousands of years after losing contact with Earth in 2045. His battery is dwindling. This is his last message to whoever will listen. » 7/12/12 10:40am 7/12/12 10:40am

Watch the first human/humanoid handshake in space!

Yesterday, after almost a year onboard the International Space Station, NASA's tweet-happy automaton astronaut (dubbed Robonaut 2 by its creators) did something no robot has ever done in space: it shook a human's hand. You're looking at what could go down as one of the most iconic grip-and-grins in history — human… » 2/16/12 9:40am 2/16/12 9:40am

NASA's humanoid wakes up in space, starts Tweeting

It's about time. After months of being boxed up in a crate, and five more months of sitting around after an awesome unboxing, NASA's Robonaut 2 helper droid has finally been powered up. » 8/22/11 4:42pm 8/22/11 4:42pm