Dexterous Anthropomorphic Robotic Testbed

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Sooner or later, everything old is new again.”  –Stephen King

Robotics, virtual reality and telepresence are experiencing renaissance of sort.  To many these are novel technology concepts; but to me, not so much, as I have been working them at NASA since the late 80’s.  What is new is that these technologies are now more affordable and accessible.

Not too long ago I found a video of my project, Dexterous Anthropomorphic Robotic Testbed (DART), from the NASA archive.  In this video I explained the thoughts behind the robot design, and demonstrated capabilities that are still quite advance today.  I thought I should share this video to offer people working in this field some historical perspectives.

It’s worth noting that DART gave birth to Robonaut, a project I started right before I left NASA for the private sector. Robonaut furthered the vision outlined in this video, and is still an active project at NASA.

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