Robot technology is certainly getting better and better, and NASA doesn’t want to be left out of the party. NASA and GM have developed a rather impressive new crew member – Robonaut 2. The Robonaut 2 (R2) is the next iteration of the Robonaut, and can work much better alongside humans. It’s ambidextrous and can use the same tools as humans, not to mention lift up to 20lbs, making it a rather useful robot to be deployed into environments that are too dangerous for humans to work in. We’re looking forward to the day where we can have robots are cool as this serving us our morning coffee, which is a rather interesting way of defining “working alongside humans”.
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