GM and NASA have a history of working together, and late last week that coordinated effort made another step forward. R2 (Robonaut 2), the first advanced robotic humanoid in space was powered up.
GM sent a team of its top engineers to NASA to work alongside a team of their engineers. Together they created an advanced robotic humanoid. It has extraordinary dexterity and sensitivity. The video below shows the robot holding a piece of paper with extreme care. It also shows a 20lb weight being moved around with ease.
R2 is aboard the International space station and is expected to be a huge help to the team up there.
Check out the video below.
by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet