Technology Highlight – NASA Robonaut 2 Has “Real” Fingers

A few months ago, NASA debuted its Robonaut 2, a robot designed to accompany astronauts in space to help them prep and set up work they need to do on the space station and satellites. The incredible thing about this robot are its hands. It is the first robot with completely humanlike dexterous hands. So real in fact, that it can type on an iphone – and it has as it’s been tweeting about its progress since they debuted it. It only has an upper body right now, but when this thing gets legs, coupled with the helicopter drones we brought you several weeks ago, it’s going to be AI meets Terminator – so let’s start looking for the so called “chosen one” who will stop these things now.


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