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Can You Guess Which Football Signals Robonaut Is Doing?

Meet Robonaut,
our humanoid robot (which means it’s built to look like a person). This makes it
easier for Robonaut to do the same jobs as a person. 

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Robonaut could help with anything from
working on the International Space Station to exploring other worlds…and now he
might even take up a job as a referee!

We had Robonaut act out a few football
signals. Can you guess what they are?!

Signal #1

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Signal #2

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Signal #3

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Signal #4

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Signal #5

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Signal #6

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Signal #7

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Signal #8

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Signal #9

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Get the answers:

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But it’s not all fun and games for
Robonaut…from performing movements like a referee to helping astronauts on
the space station, it’s important to have a robot that can perform the same
tasks as humans. Why?  

Robonaut could someday be tested outside the
space station. This testing would determine how well Robonaut could work with,
or instead of, spacewalking astronauts. Designers even have ideas for sending a
robot like Robonaut to another world someday. If testing goes well, who knows
where Robonaut – or a better robot based on Robonaut – could end up?

To learn more about connections between space
and football, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/football   

To learn more about Robonaut, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/robonaut2 

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Source: NASA

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