Who came first Iron Man or NASA’s robot?


By Mark Bergmann

When we visited the Johnson Space Center in Houston I did a double take on this robot.IMG_5308
I thought it was strikingly similar to Iron Man from the Marvel comics. So then the question becomes is it life imitating art or is it art imitating life?ironman2_t620

Our guide said the NASA robot just got his legs recently. The upper torso (legs not included) is on the International Space Station going through tests. The robot’s fingers have enough dexterity to unscrew a bottle cap. “We’ve come a long way, Robby!”Robby


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