Rather than risking astronauts lives, the scientists of the Russian Government are working on developing humanoid robots.
They will be able to carry out complex missions stationed in Space, while the astronauts would control them, safely, from the inside. The Russian Foundation for Advanced Research projects, which is basically the right hand of the Russian army in research, revealed two prototypes of robots. One of them is called Fyodor and has a torso and two arms and was scheduled to either copy the actions of an astronaut either to be controlled by someone who wears a special suit, either to work autonomously, according to the International Business Times.
It has no human factor. Cannot be distracted, cannot get ill, has no emotions and always remain focused on what has to be done, according to Sergei Khur, the Director of the robotic program Saviour. Fyodor is operated in real time by a man, in collaboration with computer software. So far, the robot has already been able to drive a car, and to recognize the edges of the street, as well as other vehicles.
Still, the experts want to make him drive a car without any human intervention. For now, the astronauts are not allowed to perform space missions for more than eight or nine hours, but a robot could obviously have to spend much more time exposed, with minimum risk.
The other prototype involves an anthropomorphic platform, which controls the robot’s movement and is able even to take a vertical position, in case it falls. According to Vesti, the Russian army is working on many high-tech inventions. It is already known that Fyodor is able to shoot enemy drones.
The Russian army is clearing focused on improving the capabilities of the soldiers and specialises in robotics have presented an exoskeleton suit that enhances the aiming and strength, as well as automatically shooting the target. They are also working on communication systems inspired by Iron Man, in which the information is displayed on the screen of the soldier’s helmet, thus, alerting him in real time in relation to potential threats.