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Robonaut 2 Readied for Launch

Date- 27th Aug 10 Source- 'Robonaut 2 is being prepared for its history making launch to the International Space Station on STS-133. The robot, known as R2, will be the first humanoid machine to work in orbit. With a upper torso, long arms and a suite of cameras and sensors, Robonaut 2 is programmed to help astronauts living on the space station by performing repetitive tasks. It's hands and fingers are able to operate buttons and switches found inside the space station. R2 is a great leap forward for robotics.'
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