Comp-U-Dopt's Technology for Tomorrow Breakfast Series: "Bringing Space Robotics to Earth Applications" with Ron Diftler
Featured speaker Ron Diftler serves as the Robonaut Project Leader at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Robonaut is a human scale space robotic system designed to assist astronauts, before, during and after space walks. The Robonaut Team's latest robot, Robonaut 2 (R2), is the culmination of 15 years of NASA Robonaut development and a highly successful partnership with General Motors.
One of the R2 units was launched on Space Shuttle Discovery in February 2011, and is currently undergoing testing onboard the International Space Station.