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Russian Space Robot to Become Member of ISS Crew
25.03.2015 22:47
Russian Space Robot to Become Member of ISS Crew

The Russian SAR-401 robot-android, which is controlled through a wearable interface, will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future, Yury Lonchakov, the head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center has told the Russian press.

      The SAR-401, developed by JSC Android Technics, was first presented in Star City in 2013. Since then, the company has created a version for spaceflights which is capable of conducting around 50 operations in outer space. The robot fulfills functions through a wearable human interface.

      "Robotics program is a very important part of our work. We are currently making several robotics projects together with he Russian Academy of Sciences' Computing Center. Many cosmonauts are helping us in this direction, so the Russian robot will fit in at the space station", Yury Lonchakov said.

      In January 2015, another robot of Russia's distribution was presented the Tochmash research institute. It is a militarized robot-avatar, which is capable to fire weapons, travel across difficult terrain, operate vehicles and perform first aid.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian science ISS robotics in Russia robots  

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