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Photo-iss035e030779
International Space Station Imagery
Robonaut 2
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ISS035-E-030779 (25 April 2013) --- R 2, the dexterous humanoid robot that was carried up to the station by one of NASA's final shuttle flights in 2011, awaits a direction from NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn (seen in the robot's visor), Expedition 35 Flight Engineer, who was performing the second of a two-day session of Taskboard and Tele-operations with R 2 onboard the International Space Station. The goals for these activities were orientation and depth familiarization, individual hand grasp and hand-to-hand object transfer; and all were completed nominally. The Robonaut Tele-operation System is used to demonstrate the ability to effectively control Robonaut from the station. The research objective is to evaluate this control method in terms of its ability to perform tasks as well as measure the time necessary to complete the defined tasks. This capability will need to be developed to support future operations of Robonaut in the space environment as well as certain intravehicular activity situations.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 05/08/2013
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