Earth to FEDOR: Russia launches humanoid robot into space

MOSCOW – A Russian humanoid robotic was making its means on Thursday to the Worldwide Area Station after blasting off on a two-week mission to help the crew and take a look at his expertise.

Referred to as FEDOR, which stands for Last Experimental Demonstration Object Analysis, the Skybot F-850 is the primary humanoid robotic to be despatched to area by Russia. NASA despatched humanoid robotic Robonaut 2 to area in 2011 to work in hazardous environments.

“The robotic’s foremost goal it for use in operations which might be particularly harmful for people onboard spacecraft and in outer area,” Russian area company Roscosmos mentioned on Thursday after the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The ISS is a joint undertaking of the area companies of the USA, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada.

Travelling in an unmanned Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, FEDOR is anticipated to dock on the ISS on Saturday with 1,450 kilos (660 kg) of cargo together with medical provides and meals rations for the crew ready on the station, NASA mentioned.

FEDOR, who’s the dimensions an grownup and might emulate actions of the human physique, has apparently embraced his mission, describing himself as “an assistant to the ISS crew” on his Twitter web page, which has 4,600 followers.

“All the pieces is regular,” a tweet posted on his account mentioned a couple of hours into his flight.

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