Prototype of Robonaut 2. R2 would be the first human-shaped robot to be launched into orbit. It was developed by General Motors and Oceaneering Space Systems. Robonaut is part of the payload of STS-133, originally scheduled for launch last year but now set for February 24. R2 will not be able to fix hyperdrives, but tests will prepare for the day when robots will be partners aboard space stations.