New Russian robot will help the astronauts while working on Board the ISS

New Russian space robot, created to replace the robot "Fedora", will assist the astronauts during their work on the outer surface of the International space station, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Executive Director of the NGO "Android technology" Eugene Dudorov.

"For example, with a robot operator from the Ground or the ISS will conduct the necessary preparation before EVAs people, reducing the time and facilitating the work of astronauts. It is clear that the robot is not a substitute astronaut, but it will complement and help man," he said.

"We're talking about how to reduce the load on the astronaut, to improve the quality and efficiency of fulfilment of work", - said Dudorov.

He explained that the full-time host of "Teledroid" will be a Scientific-energy module, the surface of which the robot is able to perform the research work. In addition, the robot can be fastened to the European hand-the ERA where "Teledroid" will be able to move along the surface of the station.

"If to speak about the project "Teledroid", then at the end of the flight robot "Fedora", it was decided to almost completely rewrite the terms of reference for a new job. The results of the use of "Fedora" in orbit showed that a promising robot you need to add a set of tasks that he could perform in Autonomous mode. For example, to recognize objects, to build the trajectory of movement to the object, move objects and the like," said the developer.

Robot "Theodore" went into space on 22 August 2019 on the spacecraft "Soyuz MS-14". Aboard the ISS, he was tested in Autonomous mode and under control of the astronauts. The seventh of September, Fedor returned to Earth.

The following robot created in the framework of the project "Teledroid". The project involves the creation of an anthropomorphic robot with no legs who will work on the outer surface of the ISS. In February 2020, it was reported that completed the conceptual and technical design of this robotic complex. The robot will be sent into space in 2024.

The full text of the interview is available on the website ria.ru at 12.00 GMT.