I remember being really interested in the Robonaut project when it was first announced, and thinking how cool it was when it was finally launched to the ISS. Since then, I've heard little about the project. I happened across TildalWave's excellent answer here today and was surprised to learn that it has been four years since it was first powered up on the station and over a year since it was fitted with "legs". Yet besides that update, there seems to be little information available online as to what Robonaut actually does. There's a lot of talk about what it can do, but from what I can tell, its accomplishments seem to be:
- Looking cool
- Staying boxed up
- Serving as something to be upgraded in the future for vague purposes
Surely I've missed something. Is there an actual plan for Robonaut 2? I'd welcome a knowledge bomb to be dropped on my cynicism.