A Russian humanoid robot was recently delivered to the International Space Station. The Russian humanoid robot was brought on a Soyuz spacecraft, where it sat in the captain's seat of the spacecraft. The machine is titled the Skybot F-850 and was constructed by the Roscosmos space agency.
The robot was included in an automated mission to the International Space Station, with no humans aboard the spacecraft. This mission was conducted in order to test changes that were made to the Soyuz rocket.
The Skybot F-850 robot has sensors that can take internal measurements of the spacecraft -- including things like G-force, vibrations temperature and more. It is used in order to measure the potential impact on humans a trip could have and can also answer questions, as well as engage in short conversations.
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