Friday, November 5, 2010

Closer to Star Wars than we think

This was in yesterday's papers. Robonaut 2 or R2 will be the first humanoid robot to go into space, where it will take over some space station duties from its human colleagues. It resembles the fictional C-3PO from Star Wars more than the similarly named R2-D2.

Composed of only the upper body at present, software upgrades and lower bodies can eventually be added depending on mission requirements. The Segway, four-wheeled chassis, biped legs or robotic arm may be attached for mobility options.

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Check out the Hasbro Star Wars 1/6 scale C-3P0 and R2-D2, released in 1997

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