Astronauts plan to take off for the International Space Station on Tuesday where they will assemble a massive two-armed robot named Dextre. Once built, the 3,400 pound robot will be 12-feet tall and feature 11-foot arms. Dextre was designed by the Canadian Space Agency to conduct external work on the space station. From the Associated Press:
"Now I wouldn't go as far to say that we're worried it's going to go run amok and take over the space station or turn evil or anything because we all know how it's operated and it doesn't have a lot of its own intelligence," (astronaut Garrett) Reisman told The Associated Press last week.Link (via Dethroner)
"But I'll tell you something ... He's enormous and to see him with his giant arms, it is a little scary. It's a little monstrous, it is."
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