Russia's Cosmobot Is Getting Ready to Walk in Space

Russia's SAR-400 robotic cosmonaut—which bears some significant similarity to NASA's Robonaut—is in practice for its first ever space walk. But don't worry, because it will be controlled from afar, just like in this picture. » 12/02/13 3:40am 12/02/13 3:40am

The First Astronaut-Robot Handshake in Space

There's nothing like a good, firm handshake. Especially when it's with a robot, and you're in space. Yesterday, NASA's Robonaut completed its systems checks aboard the International Space Station — and celebrated with a handshake. » 2/16/12 4:59am 2/16/12 4:59am