Robonaut 2: It shakes hands in outer space
NASA robot Robonaut 2 shakes the hand of astronaut Daniel Burbank on Feb. 15, 2012, during the Expedition 30 mission. Robonaut 2 is the first humanoid robot ever to fly in space.
Mett a humanoid space robot who shook hands with a real astronaut.
A NASA robot built to ease the daily lives of astronauts in space greeted its human commander with a hearty handshake Wednesday (Feb. 15), along with a silent message: "Hello, World."
The historic handshake between man and machine — a first in space — was shared between NASA's humanoid robot, named Robonaut 2, and American astronaut Daniel Burbank on the International Space Station.