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GM and NASA get Robonaut 2 Ready for ISS Mission

Jul 8 2010, 7:17am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

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GM and NASA get Robonaut 2 Ready for ISS Mission
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GM and NASA have been working together on a robot called Robonaut 2 for a while now. NASA plans to use the robot for space flights and GM is using the project to research safety solutions that can be integrated into its cars.

This fall R2 is supposed to go on its first mission that will take it to the ISS. Right now GM and NASA engineers are validating systems like the advanced sensor and vision system. The data GM engineers are getting form these systems is being shared with engineers in Michigan working on safety systems for GM vehicles.

GM is using the R2 tech to make sensor systems for its vehicles that will help warn the driver if they leave their lane, warn of vehicles in their blind spots, and improve adaptive cruise control. The R2 partnership has resulted in 34 patents so far for tech developed for the robot.

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