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Robonaut

  1. It’s the Geekosystem Podcast Episode 27 “RoboJesus in Space!”

    And on the third day, he rose... into space.

    This week on the Geekosystem podcast, Victoria, Dan, and Carolyn take control since I couldn't be in the office today. Even without me, it's the usual weirdness as the gang talks about cat cafés, RoboJesus, powdered alcohol, and butts.

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  2. Watch SpaceX’s Dragon Cargo Ship Rendezvous With The ISS Early Sunday Morning

    And on the third day, Robonaut rose again.

    Robotnaut may have left the Earth Friday, but fear not, mortals; the beings in the sky have heard your pleas. On the morning of Easter Sunday, after three days in space, your Robo-lord and savior shall rise again! You know, when SpaceX's cargo ship connects to the ISS, delivering Robonaut's legs, among other things. Why, what did you think I meant?

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  3. SpaceX Is Launching Robonaut’s Legs and More Supplies to the ISS Today Starting at 2:15PM ET

    After 3 days in orbit, Robonaut's legs will rise again.

    Robonaut's transformation to Doctor Octonaut was delayed on Monday when a helium leak forced SpaceX to scrub their ISS cargo launch. Fortunately, they're going to get another shot today, and you can watch the live coverage from NASA and SpaceX starting at 2:15PM ET. The launch is scheduled for 3:25PM ET.

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  4. NASA Will Send Robonaut’s Doc Ock Legs to the ISS Today With SpaceX, and You Can Watch With Us

    Let's build a robot Doctor Octopus and put him in charge of a space station. What could go wrong?

    NASA's Robonaut 2 has been patiently awaiting the arrival of his robotic Doc Ock legs as he sits completely immobile on a support post. Today, his lower half is launching to the ISS aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 4:58PM ET, and then he'll be able to move freely about the space station and free up human astronauts for more complex tasks.

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  5. NASA Playing with Kinect 2 and Oculus Rift to Control Space Robots, Working at NASA Sounds Extra Appealing

    Our robot overlords will probably look harshly upon this some day.

    "No, Mom, I will not pause this game for dinner. I'm practicing my skills for NASA." Yes, some day you may be able to use this excuse for playing video games endlessly, but only if you enjoy motion controls. NASA is experimenting with using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Microsoft's new Kinect to control robots in space.

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  6. NASA’s Robonaut Now Comes with Terrifying, Grabby Doctor Octopus Legs

    Thanks, NASA. Now we'll have to live with this thing flying over our heads.

    NASA's current International Space Station robot is unable to get around on its own, and honestly, we'd feel safer that way after seeing the nightmare that is the new version with legs. Now we're just wondering how long we'll be safe before someone welds this thing to Alfred Molina's back.

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