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To Build the Best Bots, NASA Happily Looks to Others Here on Earth


Robonaut 2 on ISS

A fisheye lens attached to an electronic still camera was used to capture this image of the Robonaut 2 humanoid robot during another system checkout in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station (2012). Teams on the ground commanded Robonaut through a series of dexterity tests as it spelled out "Hello world" in sign language.

Credit: NASA

"People who've met me keep asking 'Hey, why is NASA here? You're not a startup, not an investor,'" Terry Fong recalls.

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