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Robonaut

  1. Space

    NASA Will Send Robonaut’s Doc Ock Legs to the ISS Today With SpaceX, and You Can Watch With Us

    NASA's Robonaut 2 has been patiently awaiting the arrival of his robotic Doc Ock legs as he sits completely immobile on a support post. Today, his lower half is launching to the ISS aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 4:58PM ET, and then he'll be able to move freely about the space station and free up human astronauts for more complex tasks.

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  2. Space

    NASA Playing with Kinect 2 and Oculus Rift to Control Space Robots, Working at NASA Sounds Extra Appealing

    "No, Mom, I will not pause this game for dinner. I'm practicing my skills for NASA." Yes, some day you may be able to use this excuse for playing video games endlessly, but only if you enjoy motion controls. NASA is experimenting with using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Microsoft's new Kinect to control robots in space.

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  3. Space

    NASA’s Robonaut Now Comes with Terrifying, Grabby Doctor Octopus Legs

    NASA's current International Space Station robot is unable to get around on its own, and honestly, we'd feel safer that way after seeing the nightmare that is the new version with legs. Now we're just wondering how long we'll be safe before someone welds this thing to Alfred Molina's back.

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