2/8/10

Robonaut as cool as I'd hoped

In light of our recent Space Chat, this article from USA Today's "Drive On" automotive blog is worth noting. Far fetched? Check out this gripping lead.

With the Obama administration axing a proposed manned space flight back to the moon, this could be just the right time for a robot that's also an astronaut. Far fetched? Check out what NASA and General Motors just created. Chris Woodyard/USA Today
 
the nasa gm robotic astronaut
  The GM/NASA "Robonaut." Explores the universe, gently cups your balls.

Boom. Robonaut. Like we just thought it into existence.

Sadly, the author seems more concerned with joking about the Robonaut's physique than providing any actual details (or fact-checking, for that matter).

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