Robonaut in First Human-Robot Handshake in Space

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Robonaut 2

NASA’s Robonaut 2 (R2) began operations on the International Space Station (ISS) by greeting Commander Dan Burbank with the first “man-robot” handshake in space.

First Robonaut-Astronaut Handshake

First Robonaut-Astronaut Handshake

R2 is a telepresence droid and can be controlled either from Earth or from the ISS. R2 boasts 38 PowerPC processors and over 350 sensors.

Here is a video:

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This post was written by admin on February 22, 2012

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What is an Anybot?

Anybots Inc. now offers a personal remote avatar, also known as a telepresence droid. You can control the anybot from a web browser and drive it around and interact with the world remotely:

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This post was written by admin on February 7, 2012

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Vint Cerf Predicts Telepresence Robots

Vint Cerf, known as the father of the internet, looking into the future envisions little telepresence robots that physically represent you in far-away places. In a recent interview, he states:

Little robots, for example, that are instantiations of you, and are remotely operated, giving you what is called telepresence. It’s a step well beyond the kind of video telepresence we are accustomed to seeing today.
This image of little robots is different from the typical autonomous robot you see in the AI world. They could be sitting in a conference room, representing me — not autonomously, but allowing me to be in more than one place at the same time. They can move around, interact with things, talk to people, see like everyone else can.

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This post was written by admin on September 6, 2008

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