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Friday, February 17, 2012

Robonaut's First Handshake in Space

U.S. humanoid Robonaut 2 completed his first handshake in space with International Space Station Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank on February 16, 2012.
Robotnaut 2 launched up to the ISS on February 24th, 2011, fulfilling a 15 year dream to put a humanoid robot into space. Robonaut has been assembled over the past year on the ISS and has now completed its systems checks. Robonaut is designed to perform maintenance tasks aboard the space station to free up the Astronauts for more important research tasks. Check out the video below.

(Image Credit: NASA TV)
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