Date: 7 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

At the ISS tested the CIMON robot assistant


Today information that the new project prototype of the CIMON robot assistant created by the Airbus and IBM companies for astronauts at the ISS perfectly coped with the test task arrived - which was in checking operability of its tools and an opportunity to become really sincere partner for astronauts. Testing was held by the astronaut Alexander Gerst, the employee of the European Space Agency who noted that the CIMON module really perfectly copes with objectives. Moreover, it can do at the same time several tasks, thereby considerably helping bigger number of the astronauts needing the help.

This robot assistant was projected and developed mainly by specialists of the IBM company who placed algorithms of artificial intelligence Watson AI in his module, thereby having made him one of the most multipurpose and smart robots. Considering its paramount mission and a task in helping astronauts at the ISS with everything, beginning from checks and tests and finishing with stress relief, it becomes clear that were laid great hopes on it. It was printed by

on the special 3D-printer in the form of the big sphere designed so that freely to move on a cabin and to interact with surrounding objects. As for tests, Alexander Gerst spent about 90 minutes with the robot - and during this time managed to test his tools, including the ultrasonic resonator and the virtual card and also to have a heart-to-heart talk, having noted, as copes with this problem of CIMON, difficult for robots, excellently. Thus, astronauts at the ISS had a new friend and the assistant in the person of this experimental development.

It becomes one of those infrequent cases when development prototype shows the excellent level of working capacity and functionality already literally after the first preliminary tests. Moreover, IBM and Airbus note the readiness to further continue works on improvement of its concept - quite perhaps that else to the middle of 2019 we will see the following iteration of the CIMON robot assistant.

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