Government IT: NASA's New Generation of Robonauts: R2, Where Are You?
Meet Robonaut2R2 to its friendsa collaborative effort by NASA and GM to accelerate development of the next generation of robots and related technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. R2 is a faster, more dexterous and more technologically advanced robot capable of using its hands to do work beyond the scope of prior humanoid machines. R2 can work safely alongside people, a necessity both on Earth and in space. Here, eWEEK looks at Robonaut2. (All photos courtesy of NASA)