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NASA Robonaut Gets Unboxed... in Space!

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Ah, robots in space – something that man has always looked to as being the perfect marriage of exploration and technology.

The Robonaut 2, or R2, is now finally in space. This joint project by NASA and GM will be a part of the ISS robotic arm, when it goes into full testing mode this May.

Check out this "unboxing" video of the R2, which also shows a bit of NASA humor.

NASA Robonaut Gets Unboxed, Punks Crew

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    Anonymous , March 28, 2011 12:58 AM
    i like her hair >.
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    eklipz330 , March 28, 2011 1:18 AM
    you like her hair?
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    NuclearShadow , March 28, 2011 1:28 AM
    And then it goes berserk, kills the crew, and then drifts off into space all alone for eternity.
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    Albyint , March 28, 2011 1:39 AM
    "If you start singing Daisy Bell im DONE!"
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    quixilver1 , March 28, 2011 1:41 AM
    Um... what happened to Robonaut1?
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    fayzaan , March 28, 2011 3:01 AM
    quixilver1Um... what happened to Robonaut1?


    He uhh..died...yea..
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    sonofliberty08 , March 28, 2011 3:43 AM
    seems like we don't have to use gatsby moving rubber in the space ......
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    okibrian , March 28, 2011 4:59 AM
    Looks like one of those rock em sock em robots from the 80s.
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    archange , March 28, 2011 6:29 AM
    Say what you will, but space provides for some awesome afros xD
    Does anyone else see the Katrhryn Janeway resemblance here? (ST Voyager, Cpt.)
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    f-14 , March 28, 2011 9:25 AM
    quixilver1Um... what happened to Robonaut1?

    ripley had to take it offline as it tried to take over the crew with an unknown alien lifeform.

    GM should have played a trick on them and given it the HAL voice when they started it up, just to scare the hell out of them have it start muttering stuff like the onstar guidance system.
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    Anonymous , March 28, 2011 9:33 AM
    Wait until they discover the Battery Hack you can do on this baby :) 
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    icepick314 , March 28, 2011 12:09 PM
    NuclearShadowAnd then it goes berserk, kills the crew, and then drifts off into space all alone for eternity.


    which one?

    the robot or the hair?
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    Anonymous , March 28, 2011 12:09 PM
    That might need something like the Robonaut to handle the radiation at the damaged Japanese Nuclear Plants. It could perform some of the tasks that have been exposing technicians to large doses of radiation.
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    Ciuy , March 28, 2011 1:32 PM
    that hair holds the secret of life .
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    growup , March 28, 2011 1:45 PM
    holy #$&* spam
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    brett1042002 , March 28, 2011 5:15 PM
    Spammers can all go DIAF
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    jonxor , March 28, 2011 5:52 PM
    OH NO! They mistakenly sent up one of the members of Daft Punk! Who let him out of his DJ Box?
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    belltollsforthee , March 28, 2011 6:13 PM
    why are spammers here?, what happened to this website!
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    datawrecker , March 28, 2011 8:20 PM
    quixilver1Um... what happened to Robonaut1?


    It is still looking for the cake...
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    NightLight , March 28, 2011 9:04 PM
    meh, my roomba wil KICK HIS ASS :p 
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