July 30, 2008

Bob Simon Meets Robonaut

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If you caught "60 Minutes" this past Sunday, then you are already familiar with the Robonaut, a NASA robot that is designed for "EVA" tasks, those not meant specifically for robots. While he has been around for a couple of years, we got to watch him go through some of his paces as he tooled around and shook hands with reporter Bob Simon, then passed him a rock. Robonaut's arm has a 2º degree of freedom wrist, and a five finger, 12º of freedom hand. If you missed it, or its original airing in April, you can catch up on the CBS site.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 30, 2008 4:07 PM
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