This $2.5 million project is a collaborative effort between GM and NASA built to assist astronauts in outer space, as well as those in the regular work environment. The robot is made from aluminum carbon fiber and is powered by 38 processors that dish out commands to its arms and fingers. It also has more than 40 sensors, along with five visible-light cameras used to measure infrared lighting and detect environmental settings. As of this February, Robonaut 2, or R2 for short, has accompanied the crew of the Discovery space shuttle and will help the team with research and chores over the next decade.