Photos; Robonaut-2 Checkout on the ISS

Robonaut 2, nicknamed R2, shakes hands with NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. This event made history with the first human/robotic handshake to be performed in space. ISS030-E-074063 (15 Feb. 2012) --- high res (1.6 M) low res (119 K)

The hands of Robonaut 2, nicknamed R2, are pictured during a checkout and activities session in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. ISS030-E-075393 (14 Feb. 2012) --- high res (1.1 M) low res (56 K)

A close-up of the head of Robonaut 2, nicknamed R2, is pictured during a checkout and activities session in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. ISS030-E-075366 (14 Feb. 2012) --- high res (1.6 M) low res (90 K)

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