Robonaut will go where humans would be in danger

This is NASA's picture, which I just borrowed to illustrate this story

This story is about a robot that is being developed by a team at NASA. The idea is to have a machine that can do “EVA”s… Extra-Vehicular Activities… which are very dangerous for people. The robot will be primarily controlled directly by people, not self-operating, and is shaped like a human torso so that it can be remote-controlled in a sensible way (if it was shaped like a spider, for instance, people would have a hard time learning to operate it), and so that it can use the tools NASA has on hand in space for astronauts to use.

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