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First Ever Robot Astronaut Engineered in Russia
October 19, 2016 15:29

The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin has reported about the new invention by developers in the field of cosmology. According to the curator of space industry, scientists have for the first time managed to create a competitive and completely functional robot astronaut.
The Russian developers have presented the new invention to the general public. The rescuer andorid robot Avatar has been turned into an astronaut and named FEDOR. The name is an abbreviation for the Final Experimental Demonstration Object of Research. Scientists were engaged in development of the robot for several years. The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin reported about the robot's readiness on his Facebook page.
"I entrusted the Perspective Research Fund jointly with the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia to adapt this work for participation in the expedition of a perspective piloted spacehip. The CB of young scientists headed by the chief designer of the piloted programs, E.A.Mikrin, will be founded under this project.
Developers have announced the upcoming possibility of taking the robot android to the outer space as the crew member of an orbital ship. The robot has necessary skills already. Fedor's ability to independently choose an optimal solution of an objective has become an essential achievement.
"Fedor will not work absolutely independently. We will assign an engineer, who will observe all the actions of the robot. If necessary the engineer will also be able to intercept management and direct the robot at discretion" the developers explain. The first ever robot astronaut will be voice manageable, i.e. it will react in accordance with voice commands.



Author: Vera Ivanova

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