Watch as NASA Finally Gives Robonaut 2 a Test Drive Aboard the ISS

By Sam Gibbs on at

It’s been a long time coming, our intrepid android astronaut was first freed from his packing on the ISS back in March last year, we even glimpsed a look through his eyes in September, but now Robonaut 2’s finally been activated.

You can watch as the humanoid robo-spaceman goes through his morning ritual, flexing while he blasts through a warm-up. Thankfully everything seemed to go OK.

Space is a pretty hazardous place, so robots in the dark void seems pretty logical to me, but did we really have to give him a super creepy golden helmeted head? He just looks like a blinged-up Master Chief to me. [NASA via Engadget]