Robonaut 2 is a humanoid sent to the International Space Station to help astronauts with various tasks. It can grasp objects, flip switches, and high-five crew members after successfully performing tasks.
Dexterous manipulation of human tools. Able to lift 9 kg (20 lb). Equipped with autonomous and teleoperation modes (from the ISS or Earth).
101.6 cm | 40 in (waist to head)
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78.74 cm | 31 in
149.7 kg | 330 lb
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More than 350 sensors, including custom six-axis load cells in the hands, four cameras behind the visor (two for stereo vision and two auxiliary), and infrared camera in the mouth area for depth perception.
Power conversion system housed inside backpack for tethered operation. Backpack with batteries for untethered operation.
38 PowerPC processors
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
42 (Arm: 7 DoF x 2; Hand: 12 DoF x 2; Neck: 3 DoF; Waist: 1 DoF)
Primarily aluminum with steel.