Technological progress is bringing us closer to the moment when humans start interacting with robots. On the International Space Station, this is already happening at the launch level of the robbie.
These mechanisms should help crew members cope with routine tasks, as well as participate in several experiments. We are talking about a flying compact mechanism in the form of a cube. By area, one model takes 30 cm 2.
Each robopchel is endowed with a set of cameras (6 pieces) and sensors for navigation, crew monitoring, sampling, logistics management, etc. There is also a touch screen, a speaker and a microphone.
The Robopchel uses a propulsion system based on the design of the fan, and the power is supplied by the built-in battery. When the battery is low, the robot will automatically be sent to the nearest dock for recharging.
At NASA, they plan to use a robot to understand how well people are in contact with robots over a long period of time and indoors. The results are used to develop more dimensional robots, which are then sent to master the Moon and Mars. Robop Bells perform dozens of routine tasks, freeing astronauts for research. For example, the presence of an RFID scanner allows you to permanently fix the location of objects, which usually crew members do manually. Robot bees are also able to control environmental conditions, such as air quality or sound level.
The first batch of robbers left for the ISS on April 19. Now they are being tested, and three specific models are used to perform work. The mechanisms have passed all tests on Earth, but now we need to check how they will behave in space research.
These are autonomous robots, but they keep in touch with the Earth. Dispatchers can even use them for a spacewalk, where you can fully explore the area around the station with a camera.