DALLAS, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Robonaut 2, the muscular humanoid robot created by General Motors and NASA, will make a guest appearance with Fox Sports analyst Howie Long during the Fox Network pre-game show before Super Bowl XLV on Sunday.
Robonaut 2, or R2 as he is better known, was developed to assist the astronauts on the International Space Station and to help GM develop safer cars and plants. R2's twin is packed aboard the space shuttle Discovery awaiting a launch from Kennedy Space Center currently scheduled for Feb. 24.
R2 took a break from his duties at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he learning new skills that eventually will be uploaded to his brother on the space station.
R2 and Howie taped a meeting Jan. 31 at Classic Chevrolet, the largest Chevy dealership in the United States, and will share their predictions about which player will win the Chevrolet Super Bowl MVP award and win a new 2012 Camaro convertible. The Fox Pregame Show kicks off at 2 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 6.
Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 120 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers "gas-friendly to gas-free" solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com
SOURCE General Motors