Robonaut 2, NASA’s first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014. The NASA selection committee evaluated the robot in the following areas: aerospace significance, industry significance, humanitarian significance, technology readiness level, NASA use, industry use, and creativity.
(Photo, below) Expedition 39 commander Koichi Wakata with Robonaut 2 in the Destiny U.S. Laboratory. (NASA)
(Source: Tech Briefs)