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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dextre the two armed space robot

Dextre is the official name of the Special Purpose dexterous Manipulator (SPDM is said to be the most sophisticated robot ever sent into space. Unlike the rest of the crew, Dextre is making a one-way trip. The robot will become a permanent resident of the International Space Station, where it will assist or replace human astronauts on spacewalks to maintain the space station. Dextre has a sense of touch is capable of working on nearly 140 different parts of the station.

The robot can be teleoperated by the station's crew or by Earth-based controllers.that will be an essential tool for repairing and maintaining the International Space Station. It is designed to remove and replace smaller components on the Station exterior, where precise handling is required.

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