Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

On June 28, 2015, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded minutes after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Next year, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano will be Cimon's orbital master.

Anyone who's watched 2001: A Space Odyssey knows what happens when you install super-smart computers in a spaceship.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst will introduce the robot, a German experiment, to space life.

CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) can speak, respond to spoken commands and has a smiley face on its screen to put crew members at ease.

It was trained using voice samples and photos of Gerst, and procedures and plans of the Columbus module of the International Space Station were loaded into its database. CIMON is already familiar with Gerst's face and voice, so the bot will work best with him, at least initially.


The spacecraft is taking around 2,600 kilograms of supplies to the global space station; these include an AI robot named Cimon, cellular biology equipment for cancer therapy, a chemical garden, and other earth science objects.

As part of the contract with NASA $ 1.6 billion (about 11,000 crores), unmanned Dragon capsules made 5,900 pounds (2,700 kg) on the 15th supply mission in the class laboratory.

So let's hope the International Space Station's new AI-powered robot crewmate will behave itself on its first mission into the heavens.

Cimon's human handlers promise the robot will behave. CIMON doesn't have any arms or legs, so it can't assist with any physical tasks, but it features a language user interface, allowing crew members to verbally communicate with it. "Spaceflight missions put the crew under a substantial amount of stress and workload, and it is thought that A.I. could provide operational support to crew members,"NASA said".

Gerst will work in Space with CIMON a total of three times: They will experiment with crystals, work together to solve the Rubik's cube and perform a complex medical experiment using CIMON as an "intelligent" flying camera. The dragon first went to the space station in July 2016, while the Falcon 9 was flying in April this year when it launched a new planet-hunting satellite for NASA called Tess.

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