Dauna Coulter, in this article on, has provided details of the NASA R2 humanoid robot that will be joining astronauts on the International Space Station. According to the article:

"Our goal is for R2 to perform routine maintenance tasks, freeing up the station crew for more important work," explains Ron Diftler, Robonaut Project Manager at Johnson Space Center. "Here's a robot that can see the objects it's going after, feel the environment, and adjust to it as needed. That's pretty human. It opens up endless possibilities!"

The following video features the robot:

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