Netzer Precision Ltd. rotary encoders
Robonaut-2 is NASA space-qualified human like robot (humanoid) currently on board of the International Space Station (ISS). For the control of the arms and head of the robot the NASA design team was looking for rotary encoders that meet a demanding list of requirement, such as, high accuracy, low profile and environmental durability. The team came across and eventually chose the Electric Encoder – a family of rotary encoders patented and manufactured by Netzer Precision a small company in the Galilee area in Israel www.netzerprecision.com.
The Robonaut-2 has been in orbit since 2012 and includes two dozens Electric Encoders.
The picture below shows Mr. Yishay Netzer founder of Netzer Precision shaking hand with the Robonaut-2 in NASA Houston facility.