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First space robot


First space robot
Name: Robonaut 2 Year: 2010 Creator: NASA/GM
It could be argued that the Sputnik 1 satellite, launched by the USSR in 1957, was the first robot in space. However, the Robonaut 2, designed in collaboration  between  General  Motors and NASA, earnt the titles of first humanoid robot in space and first robot to work with human-rated tools in space. It is currently operating on the International Space  Station.

First space robot  Name: Robonaut 2 Year: 2010 Creator: NASA/GM
The first Robonaut, R1 was a prototype to explore how humanoid robots could assist astronauts during spacewalks. Its successor, R2, features a full robotic exoskeleton, state-of-the- art vision systems, image recognition software, sensors, and control algorithms along with a robotic hand that helps astronauts close their gloves to reduce human fatigue. A version of R2 is also being trained by researchers in Houston to perform medical procedures, including using syringes and conducting ultrasound scans.