NASA to send flying robots to the ISS

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Published on April 11, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

NASA to send flying robots to the ISS

Two special robots called 'Astrobees' will be sent to space to help astronauts carry out chores and experiments on board the International Space Station.


NASA to send flying robots to the ISS

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Two special robots called 'Astrobees' will be sent to space to help astronauts carry out chores and experiments on board the International Space Station.

According to NASA, Astrobees are cube-shaped robots that measure 1 square-foot equipped with cameras, a touchscreen, speakers, a microphone and a mechanical arm.

The Astrobees also come with special sensors used for navigation, crew monitoring, sampling, logistics, among other tasks.

The robots are powered by onboard batteries and move around using a fan-based propulsion system.

They can be controlled by NASA flight controllers in Houston and also have an automated mode.

When the Astrobees' batteries begin to run low, they will automatically fly to a docking system in the ISS to recharge.

They will be launched to space from the Wallops Flight Facility in Eastern Virginia at the end of this month.

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Astrobees 2.

Astrobees and their equipment 3.

Astrobees propulsion system and NASA flight control 4.

Astrobees automatically dock to charging stations VOICEOVER (in English): "According to NASA, two special robots called 'Astrobees' will be sent to space to help astronauts carry out chores and experiments on board the International Space Station." "Astrobees are cube-shaped robots that measure 1 square-foot.

They are equipped with cameras, a touchscreen, speakers, a microphone and a mechanical arm.

"The Astrobees also come with special sensors used for navigation, crew monitoring, sampling, logistics, among other tasks." "The robots are powered by onboard batteries and move around using a fan-based propulsion system." "They can be controlled by NASA flight controllers in Houston and also have an automated mode.

"When the Astrobees' batteries begin to run low, they will automatically fly to a docking system in the ISS to recharge." SOURCES: NASA, Digital Trends https://www.nasa.gov/astrobee https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/space-station-to-take-delivery-of-flying-astrobee-robots/ *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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