earlier this year, the design presented himself on the explosive new international space station CIMON, plastic sphere printed with 3D designed to test the interaction between man and machine in space. short for interactive mobile companion & # 39; crew, CIMON is described as "& # 39; mobile assistance and autonomous system" and is designed to operate around the station and help answer questions & # 39 , the astronauts. now, f & # 39; new version of the video of the European Space Agency, CIMON made his official debut with & # 39; & # 39 success with interaction and member of the crew.
Video from the European Space Agency, ESA
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst host & # 39; the new face in the Columbus laboratory. Having introduced himself, where it comes from and x & # 39; you & # 39; to make, CIMON verify its abilities to fly free, helping Alexandru the procedure and even plays favorite song & # 39; Alexander "with machine" by Kraftwerk. in fact, CIMON likes music so much, must not stop.
gerst and CIMON will experiment with crystals, work together to solve the cube & # 39; Rubik and perform complex medical experiment using & # 39; CIMON bring a camera & # 39; & # 39; Smart & # 39;
courtesy appearance & # 39; airbus
the average robot & # 39; average size & # 39; $ 6 million was built with robot "brain flying" through & # 39; contract awarded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and use software & # 39; artificial intelligence from IBM Watson. its scientific aspects are supervised by researchers at the university clinic & # 39; Ludwig Maximilians f & # 39; Munich. 12 uses internal fans, allowing him to go f & # 39; multiple directions while keeping in & # 39; surface water in terms of mikrogravità space. can & # 39; shows the instructions on its screen, video capture, has music, and even look for items on board.
CIMON take instruction from Alexander
pictures all other are courtesy of ESA
The ESA, as the developers of & # 39; CIMON as well Alexandru are happy with its initial issue and hope to again see it in & # 39; re action soon. No further sessions are planned in addition during the mission in horizontal & # 39; this stage but can & # 39; marks the beginning of & # 39; exciting collaboration between astronauts, robotic assistants and artificial intelligence possible future in space.
CIMON off board
view from the integrated camera & # 39; CIMON
Kieron Marchese I disinnboom
December 3, 2018