“Movie Trailer” for Robonaut2’s Launch on STS-133
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Robonaut 2 (R2) is NASA’s state-of-the-art, highly dexterous anthropomorphic robot. Like its predecessor Robonaut 1, R2 is capable of handling a wide range of EVA tools and interfaces, but R2 is a significant advancement over its predecessor. On February 24th, 2011, R2 launched to the International Space Station on space shuttle Discovery as part of the STS-133 mission - fulfilling a 15 year dream to put a humanoid robot into space. One advantage of a humanoid design is that Robonaut can take over simple, repetitive, or especially dangerous tasks.
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