Robot Occupational Safety and Health

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The future of OHS has arrived. Robonaut 2 or “R2” for short, a joint project between NASA and GM is set to start clocking hours in September on the International Space Station. Read more at OHSOnline and on NASA’s R2 website. What health and safety issues will R2 face? We’ll have to wait and see but R2 is already undergoing vibration, vacuum, and radiation testing that may also help improve conditions for humans in space.

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