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Robot Rocket Rally at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Showcases 1st Public Viewing of Robonaut-2 Robotic Legs

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WHAT:           The first ever Robot Rocket Rally at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a three-day festival celebrating the latest in robotic technology from NASA, industry leaders and universities. Robot Rocket Rally, March 14-16, allows visitors to explore the fascinating world of robots with examples of NASA-developed robots, discover how robotic technology is lending more than just a helping hand to benefit mankind, meet working robots, hear from robotics experts and even operate a robot.
The event also features the first public viewing and demonstration of the completed Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid robot developed by NASA to assist astronauts in zero gravity. The torso model, similar to R2 at the International Space Station (ISS), is accompanied by an engineering model of R2’s legs, an exact replica of the actual legs launching to the ISS on CRS3, SpaceX’s third resupply mission.
Robot Rocket Rally also celebrates the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with exhibitors ranging from middle school robotics clubs to veteran NASA scientists and engineers.
WHEN:           Robot Rocket Rally
                        March 14-16
                        9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:         Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
                        Cape Canaveral, Florida
Twitter: @ExploreSpaceKsc