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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Robonaut 2 sends tweets from space station

Today, humanoid robots can run, walk, talk, and even sing, but currently, there aren’t many humanoid robots in space, expect the Robonaut 2 that was sent to space station by NASA. Speaking of Robonaut 2, or R2 for short, you’ll be pleased to hear that R2 is now sending tweets from space.

As you probably know, Robonaut 2 was sent by NASA to space station last year, so it could help astronauts with lifting heavy objects, and since then, we haven’t heard any news about it, until now. Well, if you’re fan of robots and Robonaut 2, you’ll be pleased to know that Robonaut 2 has its own twitter account, @astrorobonaut, that currently has more than 43, 000 followers, and they are constantly being updated about  R2’s activity in space. As for Robonaut 2,
it was designed to demonstrate how dexterous robots could work in weightless environment, and it will eventually be upgraded so it can leave the space station and assist other astronauts on space walks.
So far, Robonaut 2 will stay inside the space station, but if you want to monitor its activity, feel free to follow its Twitter profile for future updates.
[via Ubergizmo]


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