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NASA’s ‘Robonaut’ bot is losing its sight, but maybe you can help
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The International Space Station’s resident robot is going blind, and NASA has put out a call to Earthlings for help.

Robonaut 2, for those not in the know, is NASA’s highly dexterous robot-astronaut that’s been assisting its ISS-based human counterparts with various tests and tasks since 2011.

Sadly, R2’s extended stay in space has evidently taken its toll, with the space agency reporting a deterioration in the bot’s 3D vision capabilities.

“Humans use glasses to help them see better, but for robots, the fix is in their code,” the space agency said on its website this week.

Offering prizes worth $10,000, NASA is calling on skilled coders to create new algorithms to help R2 “see” better.


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