RoboThespian to Greet Visitors to Kennedy Space Center

Posted 5 May 2011 at 16:26 UTC by John_RobotsPodcast Share This

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The news about NASA acquiring a RoboThespian robot first broke last September. What's new is that NASA has committed to its placement at the entrance of the Kennedy Space Center, in Orlando, where it will greet 1.5 million visitors per year, a demanding task even for a robot. Because it must move silently and endure constant wear, this RoboThespian has been outfitted with the same brushless Maxon motors used in the Mars rover. Created by Penryn, Cornwall, U.K. based Engineered Arts Limited, from the get-go RoboThespian has been designed as a performer.

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