CIMION: Elon Musk’s AI robot joins on International Space Station

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Elon Musk’s AI robot

Flying brain, a ball-shaped AI robot trained to follow and interact with a German astronaut, launched Friday toward the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship. The experiment to measure plant stress in space.

NASA said, we have ignition and liftoff. The Falcon 9 rocket powers the Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon capsule carried 5,900 pounds on its 15th supply mission to the orbiting lab, as part of a $1.6 billion contract with NASA.

Both the capsule and the rocket have flown previously. The Dragon sent cargo to space in 2016 and the Falcon launched NASA satellite two months back.

Now, Elon Musk is intent on re-using rocket parts and spacecraft to save money and lower the cost of spaceflight. Around 10 minutes into the flight, SpaceX affirmed that the Dragon has effectively sent from the rocket’s second stage.

CIMON now joins International Space Station

Among the experiments delivered to the station’s interior is CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), a spherical robot. Scientists stated, CIMON’s initiation will stamp a recorded minute, becoming into the first robot of its kind to interact with people in space. CIMON also calls floating robot can recognize the voice.

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CIMON will powered by more than twelve propellers to enable it to stream around and avoid bumping into things inside the Columbus module of the space lab.

The objective of this flight is to exhibit the technology works. The robot should able to guide astronaut Alexander Gerst through different science methodology, showing videos or pictures as required.

On CIMON, a microphone equipped on back, an infrared front camera, two batteries, and offline button equipped on back.

Different investigations on board the Dragon include a new robotic hand, or hooking end effector, for the space station’s Canadian-made robotic arm. It will serve as an extra at the station.