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  • FEDOR: Meet Russia’s First Robot Astronaut (Who Also Does Splits)

    Fedor is Russia’s first anthropomorphic (humanlike) robot. On August 22, it will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) to perform a range of tasks under the guidance of a fellow, this time fully human, astronaut. Going forward, Fedor will serve as the first test pilot of Federation, a new Russian-made piloted spacecraft set to launch in 2022. It is also possible that Fedor will perform a round-the-Moon flight aboard Federation. In this article, ITMO.NEWS gives a profile on Fedor, explains why a robot needs to be humanlike to work on the ISS, and what ITMO University specialists think of the development. 

    12.08.2019