NASA Robots’ to help in space and in factories

February 9th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Robonaut Washington DC, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA and General Motors are working together on the next generation of robots designed for use in the aerospace and automotive industries. The pictures of the next generation humanoid robot are being circulated around. The humanoid robot is a labor of love, from the engineers and scientists from both the NASA and the GM.

The 2nd generation of robots have vision and sensor technologies, so that that they are able to work with people, to help them on certain tasks relating to NASA and General Motor’s field of work. NASA’s Doug Cooke said that, “This cutting-edge robotics technology holds great promise, not only for NASA, but also for the nation.” This new robot is going to be very beneficial in the space, and it will also aid the factory workers in their tasks. Despite their usefulness in the factory, General Motors says that they haven’t used the robots in their plants as of now. But they did say that in the near future, they have plans to use them in the factories.

It may be recalled that almost a decade ago, NASA had collaborated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for introducing their first robot- “The Robonaut”. And this particular robot was the basis of the new generation of robots, that are being designed by NASA now.

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