Robonaut 2 is a humanoid robot designed by NASA scientists, the first of its kind in space. It’s currently only a torso with a head and arms — no legs, although that’s in the works. Standing 3 feet 4 inches tall, it weighs in at 330 pounds.
Astronauts wasted no time — Robonaut 2 spent a couple hours in space yesterday without issue.
Nic Radford, deputy project manager of Robonaut, said, “Everything came alive. We started getting video out of Robonaut’s eyes. Everything worked exactly as we expected it to. It was a very, very exciting time.”
Now that it’s confirmed to work, NASA hopes to implement it to carry out simple tasks next year.