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Video: Russia's First Humanoid Robot Will Soon Take To Space
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
Fyodor or the first Russian humanoid robot, took off today aboard a rocket to the International Space Station (ISS), for a test trip. Carrying the Skybot identification number F850, the humanoid is due to arrive at the station on Saturday to stay there for ten days, until September 7. The Soyuz rocket, which carries it, took off at 6:38 a.m. Moscow (0338 GMT) from the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Russia to send its first humanoid robot Fyodor to space
Once on board the station, Skybot F850 will perform various tasks under the supervision of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, who has been part of the International Space Station team since last month, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. Mr. Skvortsov will test the humanoid's abilities under conditions of very low gravity. Among his main skills, we discover in particular that of imitating human movements, which means that he will eventually be able to help astronauts carry out their tasks in space.
It is well known that the conquest of space has been a source of immense pride for Russia since the Soviet period. However, the country suffered major difficulties after the fall of the USSR. Despite all this, the Russians are the only ones able to send humans to the National Space Station.