Two weeks ago, while the astronauts on the International Space Station were sound asleep, Mathieu Caron was carefully putting Dextre into place from the safety of the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) control center in St. Hubert, Quebec. The robot — otherwise known as the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator — was preparing for the Robotic Refueling Mission, a test to see if robots could one day refuel satellites in space.  Read more:


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