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In Photos: Robonaut 2, NASA's Robot Butler for Astronauts

Robonaut 2: Mobility in Zero Gravity

NASA

With legs, Robonaut 2 will be able to assist astronauts with both hands while keeping at least one leg anchored to the station structure at all times. Image released Nov. 13, 2013.

Robonaut 2 Gains Climbing Legs

NASA

This image shows NASA's Robonaut 2 with climbing legs, designed to give the robot mobility in zero gravity. With legs, Robonaut 2 will be able to assist astronauts with both hands while keeping at least one leg anchored to the station structure at all times. Image released Nov. 13, 2013.

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Robonaut B's upper body can attach to a Segway-built robotic mobility platform (RMP) in order to drive on Earth.

Boba Fett Robonaut

NASA; Disney/Lucasfilm

The first-generation Robonaut looks more than a little bit like the bounty hunter Boba Fett from "Star Wars."

Robonaut Opens Switch Cover

Robotnaut (via Facebook)

Robonaut posted this photo on Facebook while working on the International Space Station August 23, 2012. The robot, a joint project of NASA and General Motors, wrote: “Switch cover has been opened by my dexterous fingers.”

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NASA Photographer Robert Markowitz

Coheed and Cambria's Travis Stever + Robonaut at NASA Johnson Space Center

NASA Johnson Space Center

Rock band Coheed and Cambria's guitarist Travis Stever shakes Robonaut 2's hand at NASA's Johnson Space Center In Houston, Texas - Sept. 17th, 2014

Robonaut

NASA

NASA's Robonaut is just one of many real world robots that help astronauts in space.

Coheed and Cambria + Robonaut 2 Action at NASA Johnson Space Center

NASA Johnson Space Center

Rock band Coheed an Cambria watch Robonaut 2 move at NASA's Johnson Space Center In Houston, Texas - Sept. 17th, 2014

Coheed and Cambria's Zach Cooper + Robonaut at NASA Johnson Space Center

NASA Johnson Space Center

Rock band Coheed and Cambria's bassist Zach Cooper shakes Robonaut 2's hand at NASA's Johnson Space Center In Houston, Texas - Sept. 17th, 2014

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