Image: Face-Off

Image: Face-Off
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Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid astronaut helper, will fly to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission.

Although it will initially only participate in operational tests, upgrades could eventually allow the robot to realize its true purpose -- helping spacewalking astronauts with tasks outside the space station.

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Nov 02, 2010
Haven't they seen "2001: A Space Odyssey"?

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