Robot Tweets From Outer Space!
After taking a moment to read the captions in the above photo to see merely some of what this robot is capable of doing, it’s important to note that the head also has five cameras, one of which is in the mouth, and the hands have 12 degrees of freedom. Robonaut 2, or R2, is the first human-like astronaut and was born into the International Space Station. The robot is quite advanced for its age, as it has already started tweeting. ”Those electrons feel GOOD! One small step for man, one giant leap for tinman kind,” said the robot’s first tweet. R2 was brought to the ISS in February 2011 on board of space shuttle Discovery. It has been designed to work alongside humans, helping them both inside and outside the station. Although there were tweets from the Robot’s Twitter account prior to its “birth” or “awakening,” all Twitter followers (now more than 50,000) can now be rest assured that all tweeting coming from the account is solely from the Robot and not a real human astronaut. Feel free to tweet @astrorobonaut with a question, which may or may not be answered, as well as give you a birthday shout out! No joke! R2 weighs 136kg (300 pounds), has a torso, two human-like arms and hands, and wears a golden helmet with a visor on its head.Photo Source: NASA