JoshuaKuhnRobonaut

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The Robonaut
Josh Kuhn
What is Robonaut?
 A dexterous, humanoid robot
 Developed at NASA’s
Johnson Space Center
(JSC) with support from GM
 Designed to work side-byside with humans
 4 current Robonauts
Equipment-Robotnaut 2 Specs
 Weight:150 kg
 350+ sensors
 4 cameras (stereo vision) +
infrared camera for depth
perception
 38 PowerPC processors
 Height: 1.01 m (waist to
head)
 Shoulder width: 0.78 m
 Modular
Equipment-Robotnaut 2 Specs
 Dexterous fingers: grasping
force of 2.3 kg
 Arm reach of 0.81 m
 Arms can hold 20 lbs
 Performs autonomous
tasks and can be controlled
remotely by humans
 Made of primarily aluminum
and some steel
Dexterity
 Can use same tools as
astronauts
 Series elastic joint
technology
 Extended finger and thumb
travel
 Miniaturized 6-axis load
cells
 Redundant force sensing
 Ultra-high speed joint
controllers
Application
 Interacts and assists
astronauts
 Performs simple, repetitive,
and dangerous tasks
Johnson Space Center
 Developed by the Robotic Systems Technology Branch
 Other projects:
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Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV)
Spider
X1 – Exoskeleton
Centaur 1 & 2
Mobility
 Centaur 1 & 2
 Rovers created to carry
Robonaut and other
payloads
 “Space legs”
 Segwey
 ISS robotic arm
 Future lower bodies for
Robonaut include zerogravity climbing legs for
EVAs
Centaur 2
 Centaur 2’s unique
characteristics
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Force controlled suspension
Thermal/dust isolation
Crab steering
Body articulation
In-hub wheel actuation
 Movie
Robonaut in Space!
 Robonaut 2 launched up to
the ISS on February 24th,
2011, fulfilling a 15 year
dream to put a humanoid
robot into space.
Limitations/Costs
 $2.5 million
 Limited mobility
 Limited weight bearing
capacity
 Limited autonomous ability
Conclusion
 First Humanoid Robot in
space
 Additional phases for added
mobility initiated
 Modular parts to be sent to
ISS
 One of the most dexterous
robots of its kind
 Can do things humans
cannot (range of motion,
precision, repeatability)
Works Cited
 http://robonaut.jsc.nasa.gov/default.asp#panel-6
 http://traclabs.com/robotics/robot-all-stars/
 http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5798085/ns/technology_and_sci
ence-space/t/nasas-robonaut-finally-gets-itslegs/#.UW3HL4Gu8RE
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=rvd7Z
M5AvbU&NR=1
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tnlIGE1PvU

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