Robotic Systems to Help Astronauts

Testing of Russian space robot. (Credit: Roscomos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — Interplanetary expeditions of the near future put forward new requirements to the safety and effectiveness of the participants in space flights. That is why the use of robotic systems (RTS) both on board spacecraft and when carrying out “on-plan” activity of crews is among the promising areas of manned programs.

Testing of Russian space robot. (Credit: Roscomos)

From 10 to 19 September 2018 on the basis of the scientific management of the Cosmonaut Training Center. Yu.A. Gagarin passed the acceptance tests of the universal computer stand (UCS) of robotic systems with the participation of specialists from the CPC and JSC “NPO” Androidnaya Tekhnika “.

UTS RTS, created on the basis of a single set of software and hardware tools for modeling and visualizing virtual interactive 3D robot models and their external environment, is successfully mastered by the Center’s specialists for further application in training cosmonauts. The stand will be used for carrying out ergonomic studies and working out the interaction of participants of long expeditions with various RTS space applications.

Testing of Russian space robot. (Credit: Roscomos)

In the implementation of promising interplanetary flight programs associated with the colonization of the Moon and Mars, anthropomorphic robotic systems will become reliable assistants to cosmonauts.