The ISS crew will soon be added a robot with artificial intelligence CIMON
ISS is a unique platform where cosmonauts from different countries work simultaneously. Soon they will have a new assistant – a 5-kilogram ball-shaped robot with AI, which will deliver cargo spaceship Dragon company Space X.
The robot is called CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion). This is the joint child of Airbus and IBM, which developed the AI ??Watson AI system for the robot. In Simon, 14 fans are built in, which will enable him to move in weightlessness, microphones and cameras.
It is not yet clear what CIMON will do. Representatives of Airbus reported that the robot will fly throughout the ISS at its discretion, participate in ongoing experiments and offer solutions to problems. He also has a screen “face” that can change his expression. According to the developers, over time CIMON will become a real colleague for the ISS crew.
While on the ISS, the robot will use its AI to learn from astronauts. This means that its functionality will gradually expand, depending on the tasks to be performed by the crew members. He is trained to understand human speech, familiar with professional terminology, and, according to the online edition of Wired, “possesses the character of the logical-sensory introvert.”