Astronauts test Mountain View-controlled robot technology

July 26, 2013 2:20:10 PM PDT
Astronauts onboard the International Space Station are testing technology that allows them to control a robot in Mountain View.

Scientists at NASA Ames say in the future, the system will allow astronauts to remain safely aboard their spacecraft while using remote-controlled robots to explore the moon, asteroids or even other planets.

NASA says the same technology could also enable doctors to remotely perform surgery using a robot.