Designed through a partnership with General Motors, the Robonaut2 is the cutting edge of android technology. Equipped with a wide array of sensors and dexterous five fingered hands, NASA plans for the Robotnaut2 to work along side humans in space operations, or by itself in missions too dangerous for people.
The Robonaut2 began life as, surprise surprise, a DARPA project almost ten years ago. The original Robonaut debuted in 2004, and sported a very Bobba Fett-like head. For the new model, NASA appears to have turned to the Power Rangers for design inspiration, with future models presumably looking more and more like Ian Holm or Lance Hendrickson.
No word yet on when NASA plans on deploying the Robonaut on an actual mission, or if its first job will be programing binary load lifters and moisture vaporators.
To see the Robonaut2 in action, check out this video:
First of all Alfi2009 this would be a horrible way of destroying IED's, shooting an IED with a disrupter round or a counter chargeing it would be more practical.
Second NASA has lost that "right stuff" and can't even get back to the moon so this doesn't even matter!
Ummm, its missing its legs.
Nasa never went to the moon, it's a hoax