With the Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 launch delayed for the time being, this poor humanoid, Robonaut 2, gets thrown back into storage. Though I gotta admit, his storage crate looks foamy and almost comfortable.
Robots are officially on the battlefield—UAVs like the Predator and Reaper patrol the skies while militarized bomb-disposal robots like the Talon detonate explosives on the ground. But where are the humanoids? Roboticist and author Daniel H. Wilson makes the case for a humanoid robot army.