Techtechrcwrt

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:25 PM

Russia Sends Its First Humanoid Robot Fedor Into Space



AFP August 22, 2019

Moscow (AFP) - Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station.

Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia.

Fedor blasted off in a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at 6:38 am Moscow time (0338 GMT) from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is set to dock with the space station on Saturday and stay till September 7.

Soyuz ships are normally manned on such trips, but on Thursday no humans are travelling in order to test a new emergency rescue system.

Instead of cosmonauts, Fedor, also known as Skybot F850, was strapped into a specially adapted pilot's seat, with a small Russian flag in hand.

"Let's go. Let's go," the robot was heard saying during launch, repeating the famous phrase used by first man in space Yuri Gagarin.

More...

https://news.yahoo.com/russia-send-fedor-first-humanoid-robot-space-020751065.html

2 replies, 82 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Russia Sends Its First Humanoid Robot Fedor Into Space (Original post)
RCW2014 Aug 22 OP
quad489 Aug 22 #1
rampartb Aug 23 #2

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:47 PM

1. Wow, who knew Gagarin spoke that famous phrase in English..........

""Let's go. Let's go," the robot was heard saying during launch, repeating the famous phrase used by first man in space Yuri Gagarin."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:58 AM

2. usa usa usa

definitely losing in space, and in robotics.

"just don't call me fredo, or i'll let's go up the side of your head" fedor

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Techtechrcwrt