Russian robot Fedor will fly into space as part of the crew (video)

Russian scientists have created the robot Fedor (Final experimental demonstration object of research), which in 2021 will fly as part of the crew of the spacecraft, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on his Facebook page. Another robot from the social network “VKontakte” will go to the ISS in 2017.

“” Torn to shreds country “creates a robot – a member of the crew of the orbiter. Under this project will be formed KB of young scientists under the direction of the general designer for manned programs Evgeny Mikrin, “wrote Rogozin in Facebook.

The robot is able to solve problems independently. “This machine has technical vision and independently selects the optimal solution for the operator’s task. In the process of its execution, the operator does not control the machine. But if necessary, the robot becomes an avatar and at a distance of several thousand kilometers can accurately replicate the operator’s actions. Actions or even mental teams, “Rogozin said.

The robot android will already by 2021 become one of the passengers of the manned transport ship and an assistant for astronauts at the orbital station.

Spotty’s robot from the social network

In 2017, users of the social network “VKontakte” will have the opportunity to communicate with the cosmonauts of the International Space Station (ISS). The network administration and Roskosmos state corporation are engaged in its development. The flight of the robot on the ISS is scheduled for the spring.

“It will become a bridge between our users and the ISS crew. The Kosmobot will transmit to the Earth photos and videos of what is happening at the station and beyond, and also be able to receive content from users of the social network, “said Yevgeny Krasnikov, spokesman for the social network VKontakte.

The robot will be made in the form of a ball with the image of the mascot “VKontakte”. The camera and the projector will be built in. Spotty will work for the ISS for 10 years.

Mass robotics

Robots are increasingly being introduced into our daily lives. Some experts associate the economic growth in Russia with the introduction of robots. “Mass robotization of production should become a key factor in modernizing the Russian economy,” said Academician Andrei Kokoshin, the dean of the Faculty of World Politics of Moscow State University and former secretary of the Russian Security Council.

Priority in the development of robotics, he also linked with the demographic problem in Russia. “Without targeting the massive introduction of industrial robots in Russia, it is very difficult to count on the development of competitive manufactures in comparison with many countries where labor costs are still lower than in Russia, and its reserves are very significant,” Kokoshin said.

Computer and programming specialist Martin Ford predicted that in the near future robots will be able to replace even the programmers who created them. According to Ford’s forecasts, in 10 years there will be a whole army of unemployed IT specialists.

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