This articulated robot (android) was built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas in the 1960s for use in spacesuit development.  Its hydraulic and electrical actuators replicated many of the human body's joint motions.  Sensors throughout the robot measured forces that a suit might exert on a person, so suit designers could determine the force a person would need to exert to move an arm or leg or turn their head.  Using this robot enabled testing that might otherwise have been painful, tedious, or dangerous for a human being.  It is one of the artifacts on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia on December 11, 2004..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP.(RESTRICTION: NO New York or New Jersey Newspapers or newspapers within a 75 mile radius of New York City)
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This articulated robot (android) was built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas in the 1960s for use in spacesuit development. Its hydraulic and electrical actuators replicated many of the human body's joint motions. Sensors throughout the robot measured forces that a suit might exert on a person, so suit designers could determine the force a person would need to exert to move an arm or leg or turn their head. Using this robot enabled testing that might otherwise have been painful, tedious, or dangerous for a human being. It is one of the artifacts on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia on December 11, 2004..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP.(RESTRICTION: NO New York or New Jersey Newspapers or newspapers within a 75 mile radius of New York City)

Filename: 121104Android01RS.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 11 Dec 2004
Location: Chantilly Virginia United States of America
Credit: Ron Sachs - CNP
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